Underground Innovations 2024 event taking place in Frankenmuth, MI

Are you currently using innovative practices on your farm, or curious to learn more? Join us for in-depth discussions with fellow growers.

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This year’s Underground Innovations meeting, hosted by Michigan Agriculture Advancement and the Kellogg Biological Station Long-Term Ecological Research Program, will feature information on cover crops, strip-till, no-till, relay cropping, food grade grains, intercropping, new crops, precision technology and new crop markets. Speakers will share how they’ve come to adopt new practices on their farms, how they’ve gotten to this point, and where they are looking to go in the future. This event is a great opportunity to network with producers from across Michigan and beyond to help take ideas home to implement on your own operations.

This event is in-person on February 7-8, 2024 in Frankenmuth, Michigan. The event begins 10:00 am on Wednesday and concludes at 4:00 pm on Thursday. In addition to two full days of talks and networking, there will also be a networking dinner and social event on Wednesday evening.

To register, visit https://UI2024.eventbrite.com

Admission is $175 and tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite. The fees cover registration, snacks, and lunch on February 7-8 at the Bavarian Inn Lodge.

Our agenda is packed with a very exciting speaker lineup:

  • Les Seiler, Ohio farmer
  • Marc Hasenick, Michigan farmer
  • Emily Macdonald, Michigan farmer
  • Wesley Rieth, Michigan farmer
  • Joel Layman, Michigan farmer
  • Lisa Szymanski, Michigan farmer
  • George McManus, Michigan farmer
  • Tom Hess, Michigan farmer
  • James Weber, Michigan farmer
  • Becky Huttenga, MI Farm Link, Ottawa County
  • Jill Dohner, Michigan farmer and MI Farm Link
  • Tim Boring, Michigan Dept of Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Chad Munger, Mammoth Distilling
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Michigan Agriculture Advancement (MiAA) empowers alternatives to the commodity agriculture system that has prioritized production efficiencies at the expense of farm resiliency, production flexibility, food value, and environmental impacts. The Kellogg Biological Station Long-term Ecological Research (KBS LTER) project advances sustainable and resilient agricultural ecosystems through the integration of long-term scientific research, education, and engagement with stakeholders and decision-makers. We provide science-based information to help make farming both profitable and good for the environment. More information on MiAA and the KBS LTER can be found on their websites.

For updates, follow the event on Twitter using #MiAAunderground and follow Facebook, X/Twitter, and Instagram accounts @MiAgAdvance and @KBS_LTER.