Meetings & Events

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 There are three MNFGA meetings held each year during spring, summer, and fall.  In 2019, we will hold a separate grafting class as well as the three meetings.  Meetings vary in location and specific content but generally include a potluck, an auction, and a tour when held at a members farm.  Spring meetings are usually at the MSU East Lansing Campus. Dates, locations, and meeting details will be posted when available.

Upcoming Meetings & Events:

MNFGA Spring 2019 Meeting & Scion Exchange

When:  Saturday, March 23, 2019, 10 am

Where:  MSU Farrall Hall, 524 S Shaw Lane, MSU Campus, East Lansing, MI 48824

Speakers:  Chris Wright: growing edible mushrooms

Suede Mobley: hunting for wild, edible mushrooms

Food: potluck, many items made with Michigan fruits and nuts, please bring a dish to pass

Who: anyone interested in learning more about mushrooms and minor fruits and nuts that grow in Michigan.  Guests always welcome.

Auction: fund raiser, please bring an item to auction

Scions: Members and guests can bring and take home a variety of scions for grafting.  Scions can be collected from non-patented trees January to March, labeled, stored in the refrigerator and then brought to the meeting.  We will NOT have grafting demonstrations at this meeting.  See information about the Grafting Class below.

MNFGA 2019 Grafting Class

When:  Saturday, April 13, 2019, 10:00 am to about 3:00 pm with a potluck lunch in the middle (please bring a dish to pass).

Where: MSU AgBioResearch Station, 9302 Portland Road, Clarksville, MI 48815

What: Grafting 101 by Mike Dority and then hands-on grafting of apple and pear trees to take home.  There will be several other experienced grafters for individual instruction at the class.

Cost: $10 donation to cover rootstocks and supplies.  Please bring a dish-to-pass for the potluck lunch and your own table ware

Why: Grafting is a great, simple method to clone favorite fruits and nuts

How: All materials and instructions will be supplied.  To register, please send an email to michigannutgrower@gmail.com or call Dennis at 517 204 8600.

MNFGA Summer Meeting 2019

To be determined.  Please check here later.  If you would like to offer your farm/orchard or nursery as a possible location for MNFGA to tour this year or in a future year, please contact the Dennis Strahle.  MNFGA reimburses expenses incurred to support a tour/visit.

MNFGA Fall Meeting 2019

To be determined.  Please check here later.   If you would like to offer your farm/orchard or nursery as a possible location for MNFGA to tour this year or in a future year, please contact the Dennis Strahle.  MNFGA reimburses expenses incurred to support a tour/visit.

 

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