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EAST LANSING, MI – Participants in this year’s Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Week, March 4-11 at Michigan State University (MSU), can hone their horticultural skills during several workshops offered during the week.

The Horticultural Therapy Session, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 10 at the Plant and Soil Sciences Building at MSU, will feature informative breakout sessions, book and product sales, hands-on workshops, displays, refreshments, door prizes and an optional visit to the MSU 4-H Children’s Garden. Participants will learn how the people-plant interaction brings therapeutic change and improves well-being.

The Michigan Beekeepers Association meeting, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 10-11 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, will feature keynote speaker Thomas D. Seeley of Cornell University. Dr. Seeley and the breakout sessions will cover a wide range of beekeeping topics, and a number of vendors will be present.

The Organic Reporting Session, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 10 at the Brody Complex, will offer research presentations on organic production and soil health and a discussion on topics including new approaches to organic production as well as organic marketing.

For 102 years, the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, MSU Extension and MSU AgBioResearch have welcomed visitors to ANR Week. This year’s event, March 4-11, offers more than 50 programs and annual association meetings on and near the East Lansing campus. ANR Week is the largest event of its kind in the nation.

For a complete list of ANR Week programs, conferences and educational opportunities, visit anrweek.canr.msu.edu, contact Jennifer Labun at 517-884-7351 or email events@anr.msu.edu.

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