Engaging the people of Michigan, the United States and the world in developing regionally integrated, sustainable food systems.
Oct 05 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
We ask that all Michiganders crunch into a healthy, delicious Michigan apple to show our support for Michigan farmers on October 22nd. The Michigan Apple Crunch webinar will help you learn how.
See full event page for more information.
Jul 17 2015
A public-private partnership loan and grant fund for good food enterprises that benefit underserved communities across Michigan. The fund offers financing and business assistance to good food enterprises that grow, process, distribute, and sell healthy food that reaches low-income populations in Michigan.
Aug 11 2015
This set of three interconnected commentaries begins by tracing the evolving narrative of the local food movement to embrace racial equity as a critical part of a sustainable food system in Michigan, using the Michigan Good Food Charter as a potential framework. Researchers, educators, and advocates of local food must first have a clear understanding of the structural racism that is present in the American food system before they can work effectively toward the vision of sustainable and equitable food for all. The commentary then calls out the need for new tools and resources for local food students and professionals (including Cooperative Extension staff) to better understand the role structural racism plays in the U.S. food system. One new resource identified and developed by two of the commentary authors is an annotated bibliography of structural racism present in the U.S. food system.
racial equity, structural racism, good food, local food systems, Michigan Good Food Charter
Pirog, R., Koch, K., & Guel, A. (2015). Race, ethnicity, and the promise of “Good Food” for Michigan: A three-voice commentary. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. Advance online publication.
This commentary is freely available online at: http://www.agdevjournal.com/component/content/article/205-commentaries-on-race-and-ethnicity/554-good-food-for-michigan.html.
The Managing Hoophouses and High Tunnels for Year-Round Farming Success course is focused on year-round production and covers topics such as site selection, construction recommendations, crop planning, crop scheduling, soil management, pricing, marketing, economics, and more starts October 19th 2015.
Michigan State University Student Organic Farm in collaboration with MSU Center for Regional Food Systems rolled out the first workshop of the newly established Farmer Field School series.
Tyler Vuillemot, Hoophouses for Health Program Manager was interviewed by anchor/reporter Julie Harker at Brownfield Ag News Radio.
The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems has received a $450k continuation grant from the Kresge Foundation to expand the Michigan Food Hub Network, a statewide learning community that helps food hubs become profitable while supplying healthy food to low-income communities in Michigan.