Michigan Grape Society sponsors Southwest Horticultural Days

Published 1:54 pm Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Michigan Grape Society and Michigan State University Extension in partnership with Lake Michigan College will host the annual  Southwest Horticultural Days conference Feb. 8-9 at Lake Michigan College’s Mendel Center, 2755 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. both days and educational sessions begin at 9 a.m., except for the Thursday morning grape session, which begins at 8:30 a.m.

The Feb. 8 morning session will feature presenta- tions on Michigan water policy, what’s ahead for pesticides and  food safety, utilizing Market Maker for new business and the good food charter. There will be educational sessions on tree fruits, vegetables, blueberries and grapes and also a trade show.

Registration is $30 at the door and includes lunch.

Early registration is $25 (postmarked no later than Jan. 27).

Mail registration to Michigan Grape Society, P.O. Box 151 Baroda, MI 49101, Attention: Allan Zelmer.