Diana and Ed Carpenter bought 180 acres 31 years ago on a dream. They hoped the seedlings they planted would end up in thousands of homes someday as family Christmas trees. Read SecondWave's article about Michigan Christmas tree farmers.
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 by Janice Benson
For many Michiganders, fall isn’t complete without a trip to one of the state’s apple orchards, farms or pumpkin patches. Read C&G Newspapers article on agritourism in Michigan here.
Posted on Friday, October 14, 2016 by Janice Benson
Michigan Agritourism Board Member, Susan Odom sits down with Dave Lorenz and Michelle Grinell of Pure Michigan to talk about Hillside Homestead, her historic farm stay. Listen to the Pure Michigan Radio Program online here.
Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2016 by Janice Benson
ABC-12 Flint, First at Four Focus: Michigan Agriculture Michigan Agritourism Board Member, Kevin MacRitchie visits ABC-12 in Flint to spread the word about Michigan Agritourism. Watch the First at Four Focus video here.
Posted on Friday, July 29, 2016 by Janice Benson
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: Janice Benson616-952-1151executivedirector@michiganfarmfun.com July 20, 2016 (Lansing, Michigan)--The Michigan Agritourism Association and the Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) have teamed up to offer six farm-based field days at locations across the state in August and September. Field days are supported by a Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development  (MDARD) Specialty Crop Block Grant and are free to attend. Each field day is designed to help new, beginning and experienced specialty crop producers become more efficient and effective in their production and promotion practices. Farmer hosts will share methods they use to be successful at their own operations and offer more...
Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 by Janice Benson
Pure Michigan Radio Show Features Michigan Agritourism Michigan Agritourism Executive Director, Janice Benson sits down with Dave Lorenz and Michelle Grinell of Pure Michigan to share news about the 2016 Michigan Farm Fun directory and new website. Listen to the Pure Michigan Radio Program online here.
Posted on Sunday, July 17, 2016 by Janice Benson
WTVB, Travel Michigan Update: Janice Benson, Michigan Farm Fun Janice Benson, Executive Director of the Michigan Agritourism Association, was the guest on WTVB's  Travel Michigan Update with Ken Delaney. Listen to the WTVB Travel Michigan Update online here.
Posted on Friday, July 01, 2016 by Janice Benson
Michigan Farm News: Web facelift gives Michigan agritourism directory mobile edge Finding fun on a local farm is simpler than ever now that the new-and-improved Michigan Agritourism Association website is responsive and conveniently viewable on smartphones and tablets. Read the full Michigan Farm News article here.
Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 by Janice Benson
Find apple orchards to wines at new Michigan website Ellen Creager of the Detroit Free Press featured the new Michigan Farm Fun website in the June 20, 2016 Travel Section. Read the Detroit Free Press Travel Feature here.
Posted on Monday, June 20, 2016 by Janice Benson
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Janice Benson, Executive Director(616) 952-1151executivedirector@michiganfarmfun.com 2016 Discover Michigan Farm Fun, Michigan's Agricultural Tourism Directory launches new, responsive website June 6, 2016 (Lansing, Michigan)--The Michigan Agritourism Association released its 2016 directory featuring local agricultural products and engaging activities offered in every region of Michigan. A brand new, responsive website compliments the popular printed directory, making it easy to find local food and fun experiences on Michigan farms. “It is exciting to see the number of people who are seeking these rural experience and making it a family tradition, planning a day or weekend trip annually,” said Beth Hubbard, Board President and owner of an more...
Posted on Monday, June 06, 2016 by Janice Benson