Hantz Farms, LLC, Participating in an International Workshop on Metropolitan Agriculture


DETROIT, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ — Hantz Farms, LLC, will participate in the Metropolitan Agriculture Innoversity’s international workshop on urban agriculture with Michigan State University and other selected organizations from southeast Michigan. The workshop is on February 10, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Birmingham Conference Center, located at 31301 Evergreen, Beverly Hills, Mich.

The Metropolitan Agriculture Innoversity is an institution that explores innovation and integration in the food and agricultural systems that can contribute to sustainable development in urban settings around the world. The workshop focuses on what can be learned from both grassroots organizations as well as organizations in the private sector. Hantz Farms, LLC, will help define larger-scale urban agricultural ventures.

“Hantz Farms is extremely pleased to be a participant in the Metropolitan Agriculture Innoversity workshop,” said Mike Score, President of Hantz Farms, LLC. “Urban leaders will learn, through Hantz Farms, how integration of for-profit farm ventures can improve urban community quality of life and right-size cities to current population size and needs.”

The Detroit/Flint workshop is the last of six stops for the Metropolitan Agriculture Innoversity, which has already held workshops in South Africa, Brazil, the United Kingdom, India and the Netherlands.

Detroit-based Hantz Farms, LLC, seeks to create the world’s largest urban farm on underutilized land in the city of Detroit. The for-profit venture aims to transform Detroit into the global leader in urban agriculture by becoming a destination for fresh, locally grown natural foods, creating a viable, beautiful environment throughout the City, attract tourism, increase the tax base, create jobs and greatly improve the quality of life in Detroit.

Hantz Farms is headquartered at 17403 Mount Elliott St. in Detroit, and is a subsidiary of the Hantz Group, based in Southfield. For more information visit: www.hantzfarmsdetroit.com.

About John Hantz

John R. Hantz is the CEO of Hantz Group, Incorporated and is a nationally recognized leader in the financial community. In 1998, Hantz formed Hantz Financial Services and subsequently Hantz Group, Incorporated, a full-service financial holding company based in Southfield, Michigan. Under his leadership, Hantz Group, Incorporated has grown to more than 500 employees and maintains 23 offices serving communities in Michigan and Ohio.

Source: Hantz Farms, LLC

CONTACT: Tina Bassett of Bassett & Bassett, Incorporated,
+1-313-965-3010 [24-7-365], for Hantz Farms, LLC

Web Site: http://www.hantzfarmsdetroit.com/