2010 CCC Conference

 

"Boundary Crossing II: Expanding Opportunities for Agricultural Entrepreneurship"
August 6, 2010 at Central Michigan University

A conference sponsored by Central Community connections
Conference Topics:

** Developing rural entrepreneurial enterprises **

 **Adding new value to agricultural resources **

** Linking mid-Michigan communities and CMU resources **


To see the schedule in a Word document please click HERE.

Boundary Crossings II: Expanding Opportunities for Agricultural Entrepreneurship
August 6, 2010
Central Michigan University

8:30 - 9:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00 am

Keynote Address - Energizing Agricultural Entrepreneurs - Opportunities for Growing Regional Economies

Deborah Markley, Managing Director and Director of Research, Center for Rural Entrepreneurship

10:00 - 10:15 am

BREAK

10:15 - 11:15 am

Panel Discussion - Food Related Use of Agricultural Resources

Chris Swier, Swier Family Farm - Vegetable Community Supported Agriculture

Frank and Laura Jones, Earth Shine Farms - Free Range Chickens (CSA)

Ron Steiner, Director, The Starting Block - Kitchen Incubators

Sarah Christensen, Green Tree Natural Grocery - Promotion and Sales

11:15 - 11:30am

BREAK

11:30 - 12:15 pm

Panel Discussion - Non-Food Related Use of Agricultural Resources

Brad Morgan, CEO, Dairy Doo

Judy Gould, Co-owner, Gould Farm Bed & Breakfast

Andy Austin, Biosystems Engineer, Scenic View Dairy LLC

Stan Lilley, Executive Director, Chippewa Water Conservancy

12:30 - 1:15 pm

LUNCH AND NETWORKING

1:30 - 2:00 pm

SUCCESS STORIES:  MEET THE ENTREPRENEUR ONE ON ONE

 

Dairy Doo, Brad Morgan

Scenic View Dairy, Andy Austin

Earth Shine Farms, Frank/Laura Jones

Kitchen Incubator, Ron Steiner

Swier Family Farm, Chris Swier

Green Tree Natural Grocery, Sarah Christensen

The Brass Café, Emma Currie

Gould Farm B & B, Judy Gould

Stan Lilley, Executive Director, Chippewa Water Conservancey

2:00 - 2:30  pm

SUCCESS STORIES:  MEET THE ENTREPRENEUR ONE ON ONE (repeat)

 

Dairy Doo, Brad Morgan

Scenic View Dairy, Andy Austin

Earth Shine Farms, Frank/Laura Jones

Kitchen Incubator, Ron Steiner

Swier Family Farm, Chris Swier

Green Tree Natural Grocery, Sarah Christensen

The Brass Café, Emma Currie

Gould Farm B & B, Judy Gould

2:45 - 3:30 pm

CONNECTING WITH LOCAL RESOURCES: MAKE IT HAPPEN!

 

Facilitator - CMU-RC, Erin Strang

Mid-Michigan Development Corporation, Brian Anderson

City of Mt. Pleasant, Economic Development, Rich Morrison

Isabella County Extension Director, Paul Gross

Regional Director of Small Business and Technology Center, Tony Fox

3:30 - 4:00 pm

Next Steps and Wrap-up

Facilitated by Charles Burke

 

 

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