Wide Range of Programs on Tap for ANR Week

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Farmers, agriculturists, foresters and others interested in livestock, land and water are invited to Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Week, Feb. 29-March 8 at MSU. The annual event, formerly known as Farmers’ Week, is hosted by the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, MSU Extension and the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station.

This year’s events include educational programs ranging from forest stewardship training to a small flock poultry program and educational sessions focused on forage and grazing technologies. In addition, ANR Week is the setting for numerous annual meetings and conferences, including the Michigan State Rabbit Breeders (with meeting and shows Feb. 29-March 2), the Michigan Wildflower Conference (March 3), the 80th Michigan FFA Convention (March 5-7), the Michigan Barn Preservation Network Conference (March 8) and the Beekeepers Annual Conference (March 8).

Other events include the Michigan Organic Conference (Feb. 29-March 1), a horticulture therapy conference (March 7-8), Spring Goat Day (March 8) and the Quiet Water Symposium (March 1).

For a complete list of programs, conferences and educational opportunities, visit the ANR Week Web site or contact program coordinator .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) via e-mail or at 517- 353-3175, ext. 229.

Free ANR Week program guides with dates, times, locations, costs and event descriptions are available from any county MSU Extension office or the MSU Bulletin Office, 117 Central Services, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824-1001; 517-353-6740.

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