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All About Food Conference - Save the Date and Conference Proposals

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All About Food: From Farm to Fork 2018 Call for Session Proposals


The Macomb Food Collaborative is now accepting session proposals for the 2018 All About Food: From Farm to Fork Conference being held on March 20th at the Macomb County Family Resource Center. The Family Resource Center is located at 196 North Rose, Mount Clemens, MI 48043.

Who/what is the Macomb Food Collaborative? The Macomb Food Collaborative was founded in 2011 by Macomb MSU Extension. The group’s five previous conferences have showcased the talents of more than 110 industry experts and community members while drawing an average of 200 guests per event.

Our goals as a local, non-profit are: To boost access to local food; promote sustainability and a vibrant local food economy by educating consumers, growers, small-business and non-profits and connecting people to the resources they need to plant, grow, buy, sell, prepare, preserve, share and eat food.

We continue to expand membership to include growers, educators, food service, healthcare, government agencies, small businesses, non-profits and consumers.


Speaker search: We seek conference speakers who can help us achieve our goals. A few examples of past sessions: Vegetable Gardening 101; Food Preservation; Growing Your Food Business; Food Justice; Understanding Community Food Systems; and School Gardening. Unless previously agreed upon, speakers are not reimbursed for their services and are responsible for their own mileage. Creativity is encouraged!

Time slots are available in the morning and afternoon for 60 minutes. We will try to accommodate preferences, but cannot make advance guarantees. The Macomb Food Collaborative/Macomb Community Action will provide each speaker with one entry fee, a room moderator, laptop, Wi-Ficonnection and projection screen. Additional entry fees may be extended to those who require assistance in setting up or delivering their presentation. Speakers are required to provide other necessary equipment, unless prior arrangements have been made.


Complete the online submission form at no laterthan COB November 24th, 201. You will be notified regarding selection in early January.

For more information, email the All About Food Conference co-Chairs, Nicole Urban at or Carolyn Thomas at Be sure to also connect with us at or on social media, at and on Twitter at @macombfood.



Julia Darnton

Extension Educator

Michigan State University Extension

Greening Michigan Institute

Community Food Systems

Leadership & Community Engagement

Office Phone (989) 758-2507


Mailing Address:

1 Tuscola St., Suite 100A

Saginaw, MI 48607


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