Planes, Trains and Automobiles*
Our conference is seated below the second busiest border crossing along the Canadian border. Meet with U.S. Customs and Border Protection staff to learn how agricultural goods are imported by vehicle, train, boat or plane at this port of entry. Tour the Blue Water Bridge customs plaza then head to the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s veterinary check point. Hear from the lead veterinarian at this site to learn how he is working to mitigate biohazards through animal import inspections. Make a stop at the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, the first lighthouse in Michigan, before heading to dinner. Enjoy a warm, lakeside meal at either The Cadillac House or Marine City Fish Company.
*Participants on this tour are subject to a background check by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in order to enter their facilities. Full name, address and birth date as recorded in MFB’s database will be provided in advance to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Registering for this tour is consent to perform this background check. No substitutions or late adds will be allowed on this tour after the January 6 cancellation deadline.