Presented by Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology

2024 Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference

Registration ends Monday, 08/12/2024 12:00pm EDT

About This Event

Now in its 25th year, the Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference regularly connects producers and growers across the region for farm tours, hands-on workshops, and networking. Farmers of all ilks and backgrounds gather to network, share ideas, and gain new skills that will make small farms in Michigan more economically and environmentally sustainable. The conference is a program of Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology.


To showcase the diversity of farms and regions in Northwest Lower Michigan, the conference rotates its location to a different county each year, offering tours and workshops at local farms. This year, the hub of the conference will be Grow Benzie, a rural prosperity incubator in Benzie County, with additional tours and workshops at nearby farms. After last year's successful pilot of this new August format, the organizers decided to continue it. Previously held in January, the conference is now more accessible and allows attendees to tour farms at the height of their production. This year's conference will be held on Monday, August 12, 2024.

General admission tickets are $25. Admission for children 12 & under is free. Tiered sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Please note that general admission tickets do not include lunch. To purchase a lunch in advance from Grow Benzie, please do so by Monday, August 5. The meal will be made by Cold Creek Permaculture Farm, and include plenty of local ingredients. Linch can be purchased via this link: https://growbenzie.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/growbenzie/catalog.jsp?catalog=1

About This Event

Now in its 25th year, the Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference regularly connects producers and growers across the region for farm tours, hands-on workshops, and networking. Farmers of all ilks and backgrounds gather to network, share ideas, and gain new skills that will make small farms in Michigan more economically and environmentally sustainable. The conference is a program of Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology.


To showcase the diversity of farms and regions in Northwest Lower Michigan, the conference rotates its location to a different county each year, offering tours and workshops at local farms. This year, the hub of the conference will be Grow Benzie, a rural prosperity incubator in Benzie County, with additional tours and workshops at nearby farms. After last year's successful pilot of this new August format, the organizers decided to continue it. Previously held in January, the conference is now more accessible and allows attendees to tour farms at the height of their production. This year's conference will be held on Monday, August 12, 2024.

General admission tickets are $25. Admission for children 12 & under is free. Tiered sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Please note that general admission tickets do not include lunch. To purchase a lunch in advance from Grow Benzie, please do so by Monday, August 5. The meal will be made by Cold Creek Permaculture Farm, and include plenty of local ingredients. Linch can be purchased via this link: https://growbenzie.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/growbenzie/catalog.jsp?catalog=1

Getting There

Grow Benzie
5885 Frankfort Hwy
Benzonia, Michigan 49616
United States