Redefining Farmland Preservation
Explore how Ottawa leaders are deploying new strategies to support our ag industry and review data driving these decisions.
Complimentary Brunch - Sponsored by McShane & Bowie
Survey Says! What Ottawa County landowner opinions and the 2017 Ag Census Data tell us about planning for future land use. Paul Sachs, Ottawa County and Marlo Johnson, Regional Director, USDA-NASS
The Big Picture: Projections, Challenges, and Tools for the Future of Farmland. Cris Coffin, Senior Policy Analyst, American Farmland Trust
The State of Our Economy and its Effect on Agriculture Paul Isely, Associate Dean, Seidman College of Business, Grand Valley State University
Optional tour of Spring Meadow Nursery