Michigan Food & Ag Summit: Registration and Supplier Applications Open

Event Will Be Held on March 17 at Lansing Center

For Immediate Release: February 6, 2020
Media Contact: Jessy Sielski, 517-284-5725

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has announced that event registration and supplier applications are now open for the seventh annual Michigan Food & Agriculture Summit, scheduled for March 17 in Lansing.

Formerly known as the Pure Michigan Agriculture Summit, the free event is hosted by MDARD and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Pure Michigan Business Connect. The event provides companies throughout the state an opportunity to connect with one another by gathering key industry players in a single place. It brings together purchasers—including grocers, retailers, distributors, institutional buyers, or anyone looking to procure Michigan-made food—with suppliers from around the state to strengthen Michigan’s food supply chain. 

Many great success stories have come from the event, including one from M & R Ventures, a company that specializes in creatively adapting traditional recipes to bring out the best in food quality. Thanks to the matchmaking opportunities available at the summit, M & R Ventures was able to connect with and later leverage the logistic services offered by Traverse City-based Cherry Capital Foods. In one year, the company had added its products to 50 additional locations.

“PMBC and their Agriculture Summit helped us primarily in securing a distributor,” said M & R Ventures Director of Sales and Marketing April Seltmann. “Thanks to this opportunity, we were able to expand our network within the food industry by connecting with other Ag Summit attendees.”

Michigan suppliers interested in participating in one-on-one meetings with buyers should complete a supplier application.

Registration for general attendance is separate and is now open. Click here to register. Registration is required to attend.

Please visit http://miagsummit.com for additional detail on participating.


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