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The movie "The Barn Raisers" premiered in Iowa in February, 2017. MBPN was a contributor and participant in this documentary by Fourth Wall Films. The film will debut in Michigan on Feb. 24 at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen farm. MBPN will feature the movie at our annual meeting on May 6, 2017.

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This years conference will be held in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The agenda to date is below.

Friday – Barn Tour -8:30-5:00

Friday Evening – 6:00-9:00

dinner  and movie

Begin silent auction



8:30                      Registration

9:00-9:45            Annual membership meeting

10:00-12:00        Speakers

Panel presentation on Saving the Granary

Rudy Christian – Ohio preservationist

Gwen Gutwein – artist

12:15                    lunch

Door prizes

Live auction

BOY Award presentations

2:00-3:00             Speaker  – Michele Walk – Agritourism Considerations

3:00                      end silent auction

3:15-4:15             Ken Brock – Legendary Timberworks

New this year:   MBPN’s annual membership meeting will be held on Saturday morning

Awards program will follow lunch on Saturday

Conference hotel TBA

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