Michigan State University will host its 102nd ANR Week between March 4 and 11. The event will feature the Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference, Quiet Water Symposium, Michigan Farmers Market Conference, and others throughout the week.
“ANR Week is really an opportunity for the agriculture and natural resources communities in Michigan to celebrate, learn and anticipate what issues we might be facing together,” said Ron Hendrick, dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at MSU.
The Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference is designed to provide educational sessions for hop growers, as well as brewers. Attendees will learn about everything from horticultural best practices to pest control.
During the Quiet Water Symposium, water conservation and education will be addressed as they pertain to Michigan. Campers, hikers, cyclists, sailors, and water sport enthusiasts are welcomed to attend this year’s symposium, which will be held on March 4.
The Farmers Market Conference is being hosted by the Michigan Farmers Markets Association. Agricultural professionals are encouraged to join the association on March 8 and 9 to learn more about the local farming industry. This year, about 200 people are expected to attend.
ANR Week originally began in 1914, and it was formerly known as Farmer’s Week. Decades ago, farmers and livestock professionals came together to discuss Michigan agriculture. Today, the event brings together a similar audience each year at MSU. More information on ANR week can be found at http://msue.anr.msu.edu.