Events

Bumblebees, Biologicals, and Blooms

October 10, 2019
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Free! Space is limited.  Boxed lunch will be provided.

This program is designed for anyone interested in greenhouse pest management, biological control, or commercial bee production. Prior knowledge and experience is helpful, but not necessary. Students are welcome!

Shuttle service available for those in west Michigan that would prefer not to drive.  Shuttle service (optional): $30.00/person  *minimum number of riders required, shuttle departs from Kalamazoo.

Agenda

8 a.m. – Depart from Kalamazoo
10 a.m. – Arrive at Koppert
11:30 a.m. – Lunch (likely sponsored by Koppert)
12:15 p.m. – Depart for Bordine’s
12:45 p.m. – Arrive at Bordines
2:30 p.m. – Depart for Carlson’s
3:30 p.m. – Depart for Kalamazoo
5:30 p.m. – Arrive in Kalamazoo

Register HERE by September 26, 2019. 

July News & Updates

The 2019 Annual Meeting was a success!

Two Representatives from the Small Business Association of Michigan talked about a few of the benefits now available to all MGGC members as part of the Strategic Partnership we recently entered.

Goeff Hansen, Executive Director gave us an update

Thank you to Countryside Greenhouse for hosting the Michigan Greenhouse Growers Annual Membership Meeting.

Meet our Executive Director

 

Welcome to our new Executive Director, Mainstreet President Goeff Hansen, who brings 30 years of business and 14 years of Legislative experience to the Association. Goeff comes to us fresh from the 99th Legislature as the 34th district State Senator and is eager to help us grow and prosper as he settles in to the position.

Goeff lives in Oceana county and has a long background with agriculture specialty crops and ag promotion and understands how to help make our brand grow. Goeff spent 30 years in the grocery business, learning it from the bottom up, from bagboy to store owner, he learned about hard work and how to make sure the customer was well served and happy. Goeff is planning on visiting many of the member greenhouses across the state this year and speaking directly to members to learn of the issues that are important to them.

You can contact Goeff directly by email at Mainstreet@SBAM.org with any questions or ideas you may have for the Association.

2019 Great Lakes Expo

Save the date!

The 2019 Great Lakes Expo is December 10-12 at the Devos Center in Grand Rapids. The EXPO’s trade show is one of the largest shows for fruit and vegetable growers, greenhouse growers and farm marketers in North America!

About the Expo:

  • 70+ education sessions and workshops will be offered over the three day period.
  • 450+ exhibitors in an expanded trade show.
  • The EXPO offers many special events, receptions and other networking opportunities.

Visit their website for more information.  https://glexpo.com/

Annual Meeting

June 24,2019
11:00 am
Countryside Greenhouse
9050 Michigan Dr.
Allendale, MI

All Michigan Greenhouse Growers Council members, non-members and other interested industry professionals are invited to attend this event.

You will learn about additional benefits for your small business through the Strategic Partnership with Small Business Association of Michigan. There will also be informative discussion of the Council’s activities and industry updates.

RSVP to the MGGC office (517) 367-2033 or  mail@mifgc.org .

2019 Annual Meeting Registration

May News & Updates

Welcome to MainStreet! Thank you for choosing us to be your Association Management Team. As a subsidiary of The Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) we are able to offer you a full range of member benefits from insurance programs including Health, dental, vision as well as comp, life and disability to HR compliance services including Ask an Expert Hotline, COBRA administration services and ERISA compliance services.

… Read more  HERE.

Call to Action on Farm Bill

On behalf of Michigan Greenhouse Grower’s Council (MGGC), Senator Stabenow has addressed crop insurance and indemnity to include greenhouses. The following language is included in the Senate passed version of the 2018 Farm Bill. MGGC was founded to pursue a remedy for loss of crop and indemnity for government ordered crop destruction. After many years of work on this issue, we are encouraged by the inclusion of the language below. Now we need your help. Please respond to this call to action.

https://www.congress.gov/b…/115th-congress/senate-bill/3042/

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Call your Congressional Representative and Senators and urge their support of the Senate passed version of the 2018 Farm Bill.
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/3042/