Farms, Food & Health Conference

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On January 29th at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, join more than two hundred health practitioners, employers, hospital and school food service directors, educators, farmers, and others interested in connecting the dots between health care, wellness, and locally grown food. Enjoy the early bird registration rate of just $35 now through December 15th!

At Farms, Food & Health participants learn about innovative models, tools, and resources including wellness benefits that offer employees easy access to local food; how hospitals and schools can purchase and feature food from local farms; school classroom activities that meet teaching requirements while also helping kids love healthy food; making local food accessible to all; and integrating healthy local food into the work of health practitioners.

Hear from an incredible lineup of nationally and locally renowned speakers including author of Farmacology and The Jungle Effect, Daphne Miller; award-winning dietitian, Diana Dyer; vice president and regional chief mission officer for Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Michael Miller; Mary Brower of Bluestem Farm and more.

In the evening from 5 to 7 p.m., join attendees of the Northern Michigan Small Conference in the Michigan Ballroom for a fun Networking Reception featuring Farm to Plate: Chef Demos, and the Farmer-Buyer Meet and Greet where farmers can connect with businesses interested in purchasing wholesale or offering employee wellness benefits.

At 7 p.m., evening keynote speaker Dr. Daphne Miller–a practicing family physician, author, graduate of Harvard Medical School, and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco–takes to the stage to discuss Farmacology: Total Health From the Ground Up.
Find all the details for Farms, Food & Health at Learn about the Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference here.

Learn about sponsorship opportunities here. Secure your sponsorship by contacting Public Outreach Coordinator Dani Knoph at
  • K-12 educator SCECHs upon approval
  • Continuing Professional Education for Registered Dietitians upon approval
  • Professional Standards Training for School Nutrition Program Staff
  • Medical Continuing Education credits upon approval

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