Fish, Food Service and Ales Tour (2 buses)Feed six-foot sturgeon at the Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery and see Michigan’s conservation efforts firsthand. See how education, agriculture, sustainability and food service intersect at the Kalamazoo Valley Food Innovation Center. Smell and taste the brewing process, hops production and a barbeque dinner at Arcadia Ales. Dress for the weather as a portion of this tour will be outside.
Seed to Slaughterhouse Tour Follow corn from the field to custom drying at Mendon Seed. See how hogs and cattle transform to pork chops and chuck roasts at Pease Packing. Learn about the Southwest Michigan greenhouse industry while perusing thousands of cuttings at Sportel Greenhouse. Finish off the night with dinner at Central City Tap House.
Lions, Tony the Tiger and Bell's... Oh My! TourSee animal care, welfare, genetics and nutrition through a wild lens at Binder Park Zoo. Snap, Crackle and Pop with the product development, marketing, sourcing and sustainability team at Kellogg’s. Get a behind-the-growler tour of Bell’s Brewery. Cap off the evening with dinner at Central City Tap House. Dress for the weather as a portion of this tour will be outside.
Ever wonder why consumers think the way they do? Who are these elusive consumers anyway and what do they think about our farm practices? As much as consumers are disconnected from farmers, sometimes farmers, too, are unaware of what consumers face. Hear from a panel of millennial consumers we recruited to share their views regarding today’s food choices and farming systems.