Agriculture Summit Connects Growers, Processors, Buyers

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (AP) – An agriculture summit in western Michigan aims to connect growers, processors, grocers and institutional buyers.

The Pure Michigan Agriculture Summit takes place Thursday at DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids. The event is hosted by Pure Michigan Business Connect, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and The Right Place Inc.

The state says grocers and institutional buyers participating in the summit include Meijer, Kroger, Wal-Mart, Whole Foods, the University of Michigan and The Henry Ford.

It’s the second year for the summit. It was started as a long-term commitment by the state agriculture department and the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to help improve access to food grown in Michigan, boost the food processing industry and encourage job creation.

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