CRFS hosted "Advancing Healthy, Equitable Food Systems," in conjunction with the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, offering many opportunities for local and regional food systems collaborators to connect and learn.
The nine-month program at the MSU Student Organic Farm is taking applications for 2014. Merit and need-based scholarships are available to assist new and beginning farmers in participating in this training.
Thursday, Oct. 24, is Food Day, a nationwide celebration and movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. MSU will host events to celebrate and engage in discussion about our food system.
CRFS is currently accepting applications for a full-time Managing Associate Director. The posting will be open until Friday, October 18.
CRFS and the Wallace Center at Winrock International released findings from their 2013 National Food Hub Survey, showing growth in food hubs across the country.
CRFS Organic Farming Specialist Vicki Morrone will speak at the 2013 Soil Seminar, hosted by Morgan Composting, Inc. The event, "Layering of Good Practices to Build Healthy Soils," will take place Thursday, August 15.
FoodCorps Michigan, hosted by CRFS, has been nominated for a 2013 Governor's Service Award.
The MSU Student Organic Farm is highlighted in a USA Today article on college student purchasing at farmers markets.
The MSU Kellogg Biological Station will host a workshop and webinar on Automatic Milking Systems on Grazing Farms on June 28.
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.