PURE MICHIGAN AG TOUR | AUGUST 3-6, 2021

Join WJR‘s Guy Gordon as he checks out the bounty of agricultural products that Pure Michigan has to offer! 

Our AG Tour previews the state’s nearly 10 million acres of farmland, which offer the foundation of our dynamic food and agriculture industry.

Learn why agriculture is one of our state’s critical economic drivers, and how our milk, beans, potatoes, grapes, corn and more are all helping to feed our region and indeed our World.  

PURE MICHIGAN AG TOUR SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Michigan State University Tollgate Farm and Education Center ~ We visit this non-formal learning center for children, families, and adults, which offers the unique opportunity to experience agriculture hands-on in an urban environment.  Presented by ITC Holdings.  CANR.MSU.edu/Tollgate/.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Michigan Corn ~ Guy looks at how Michigan’s corn farmers are empowered by the Michigan Corn Growers Association and the Corn Marketing Program of Michigan.  Presented by the Corn Marketing Group of Michigan.  MICorn.org

Thursday, August 5, 2021:

True Blue Farms ~ This family-owned blueberry farm offers a variety of plump and juicy seasonal favorites, with u-pick activities and a wide range of products, including jams and spreads, syrups, candy, and more.  Presented by Farm Bureau Insurance of MichiganTrueBlueFarms.com.

Friday, August 6, 2021:

Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery ~ Guy visits this 111-acre estate on Old Mission Peninsula, which offers award-winning wines, plus a tasting room, winery tours, guest accommodations, and more.  Presented by Travel MichiganBrysEstate.com.

PURE MICHIGAN AG TOUR PODCASTS:


August 5, 2021 ~ National Blueberry Festival director Kiley Tippman and Executive Director of the South Haven Chamber of Commerce Kathy Wagaman talk with Guy Gordon on the 2021 Pure Michigan AG Tour.


August 5, 2021 ~ Carl Bednarski, president of Michigan Farm Bureau, talks with Guy Gordon on the 2021 Pure Michigan AG Tour about agriculture being Michigan‘s second largest industry.


August 5, 2021 ~ True Blue Farms Shelly Hartmann and Michigan Farm Bureau‘s Kevin Robson talk with Guy Gordon on the 2021 Pure Michigan AG Tour about the blueberry industry in the state.

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