Agriculture and Natural Resources Week begins Feb. 29

Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Week will kick off Feb. 29 at Michigan State University. ANR Week has served as a platform for enterprising new developments in agriculture and natural resources in Michigan since 1914.

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Week is scheduled for Feb. 29-March 7 at Michigan State University (MSU).

Jointly sponsored by the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, MSU Extension and MSU AgBioResearch, the event offers conferences, workshops and exhibits featuring members of the Michigan natural resources and agriculture industries, including:

Quiet Adventures Symposium – Allows for both novice and experienced outdoor enthusiasts to learn about outdoor clubs, friends’ groups, watershed protection activities, boat-building skills, outfitter services, and equipment suppliers.

Great Lakes Lavender Growers present “Grow Your Best Lavender” – The Great Lakes Lavender Growers organization highlights the best practices in lavender production. During the session there will be training for growing by providing production advice, networking opportunities, and creative marketing ideas to innovate your business. It is opento any level of lavender grower.

Wildflower Association of Michigan Conference – The wildflower conference will be a two-day event that features keynote speaker, Dr. Gerould Wilhelm, renowned botanist and lichenologist and Jim McCormac, Ohio Department of Natural Resources retiree, author, botanist and photographer.

Michigan Natural Shoreline Professional Training and Certification Program – This program offers training and certification which identifies participants as being proficient in the use of “green” landscaping technologies and bioengineered erosion control for the protection of Michigan inland lakes. This course is two days of instruction and one day of field exercises. 

Project FISH – Project FISH invites teachers, educators, and volunteers to two days of “Place-Based Learning through Sportfishing and Aquatic Resource Education.” During this session there will be topics such as Great Lakes Aquatic Ecology, People and Fish in the Michigan’s Watersheds, Tackle Crafting, and Angling Skills.

Michigan Beekeepers Association Spring Conference – There will be keynote speakers, breakout sessions, beekeeping demonstrations, beekeeping vendors and bee products from the hives. If you’ve ever thought about becoming a beekeeper or just wondered about the fascinating world of beekeeping, please attend this family-friendly event. The public is welcome.

Horticultural Therapy: Connecting People and Plants – This event includes breakout sessions and a hands-on horticultural therapy activity. This opportunity will teach the benefits of horticulture as therapy, offer educational displays and allow attendees to visit the book-sale/vendors. This event is for anyone wanting to learn how the people-plant interaction brings therapeutic change.

ANR Awards Program - Join us in celebrating our outstanding CANR faculty, partners and alumni! The ANR Awards recognize supporters of the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and those who have made outstanding contributions to Michigan agriculture and natural resources. The awards include the presentation of the 2020 CANR Distinguished Service Awards, Faculty Awards and the Alumni Association Awards.

ANR Week has served as a platform for enterprising new developments in agriculture and natural resources in Michigan since 1914. For over a century, attendees have networked, learned about new developments in their fields and looked toward the future.

For a complete list of events and times, visit

For updates follow ANR Week on Twitter at @CANRatMSU using hashtag #ANRWeek.


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