Berrien County Conservation District

Preserving and Protecting our Natural Resources

Southwest Michigan Horticulture Days

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Wednesday February 1, 2023 8:00 AM - Thursday February 2, 2023 4:00 PM
The Mendel Center 2755 E. Napier Avenue Benton Harbor MI, Michigan 49022  (map)

Visit our MEAEP Technician at the MEAEP Booth and our Produce Safety Technician at the Michigan On-Farm Produce Safety Team booth.

The 2023 Southwest Michigan Horticultural Days will be Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 1-2 at Lake Michigan College’s Mendel Center in Benton Harbor, Michigan, hosted by the Michigan Grape Society and Michigan State University Extension.

Two days of educational sessions will cover important topics like farm sustainability, soil management, pest and disease management, farm insurance needs, and annual crop rotation options. New this year is a full day dedicated marketing and finance track on day two discussing maximizing sales and profit potentials using digital relationship marketing.

Registration and the trade show begin at 8 a.m. and the educational sessions start at 9 a.m. both days. A wine showcase free for all attendees will be held Wednesday afternoon. On-site registration is $75 per person for the full event, $60 if you preregister. This year a $15 discount is available for those interested in attending only day 2 for the new marketing and finance sessions. Lunch is included in the registration fee.