In early 2013, CRFS and the Union of Concerned Scientists convened economists and local food researchers to examine economic analyses of local and regional food systems. Results will be shared at a May 20 webinar and are presented in a brief publication.
CRFS Director Mike Hamm talks local food systems with "Current State" on WKAR.
Surveys conducted by CRFS in 2012 show growing participation and interest in local food purchasing by both institutions and farmers.
“Food Innovation Districts: An Economic Gardening Tool,” provides guidance to planners, developers, elected officials and community advocates on supporting farm and food business collaboration and innovation.
The annual Michigan Organic Reporting Session will take place on the MSU campus on Friday, March 1, 9am-5pm.
The MSU Student Organic Farm's Organic Farmer Training Program has slots available for the 2013 cohort.
Results of a 2011 survey of Michigan farmers about their retirement and succession plans are detailed in this report.
A grant from The Kresge Foundation will support developing a food hub network in Michigan.
MSU's Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies announces creation of the Center for Regional Food Systems.