LINCOLN – The 2nd annual Alcona Small Farm Conference will take place this Saturday at the Lost Lakes Wood Club at 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Lincoln.

The conference features key note speakers, a panel discussion and six breakout sessions on finances, advice and success stories.

Farm to Fork Steering Committee member Mary Ellen Jones encourages seasoned growers interested in starting a new trade or local food movement to attend. The cost is $40 and includes breakfast and lunch from local places, presentations, handouts door prizes and more.

The conference is made possible by Farm to Fork Alcona and Inspiration Alcona. 

Farm to Fork Alcona is a committee of Inspiration Alcona, a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the idea that the friendly rural beauty of Alcona County can help us develop a new economic base through arts and cultural activities for our visitors and neighbors.

Farm to Fork Alcona  also provides educational workshops and certified locally sourced dinners to create a larger awareness of the Farm to Fork movement in Alcona County and Northeast Michigan.

In addition to the conference, there is also a pre-conference program available at Lost Lake Woods Club on Friday, Jan. 18 with chef and farmer Adam Beckta called, “The First Course: Wine & Cheese Pairing: Michigan Style”. The cost to participate in $15 for conference attendees and $25 for others. 

The full schedule is available at

Visit to register or contact 989-335-4112 for more information.

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