Early and School Food Academic Specialist Position Available at MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
June 22, 2017
The Michigan State University (MSU) Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) is seeking an annual full-time Academic Specialist to lead efforts promoting good food access and awareness in early child care and education environments (ECE) and K-12 schools.
June 1, 2017
The Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) announces the appointment of an Assistant Director: Judith Barry. Barry began as Assistant Director effective May 1, 2017.
May 11, 2017
Existing and developing Michigan local food or food policy councils are eligible to apply for grants of up to $5,000, or $6,000 with matching funds.
March 17, 2017
Working side by side their peers from Malawi’s Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, students will engage food entrepreneurs in urban food markets to propose appropriate (or, frugal) solutions to food security challenges.
February 13, 2017
The newly updated annotated bibliography offers briefings on 55 recent peer-reviewed and critiqued literature publications of national, regional, and local scope.
January 12, 2017
Six Michigan local food councils will receive seed grants from the Michigan Local Food Council Network. These grants will help new and existing food councils and food policy councils build their capacity and accomplish their goals.
December 8, 2016
The re-designed program will be a more robust learning platform for those who are committed to owning their own farm business, managing farm operations, or working with others on their paths to food production and sustainable agriculture. Beginning with the 2017 cohort, students will meet one day per week for thirty-three weeks on Fridays 9:00am-5:00pm from March 17-November 17. The cost of the program is $3,600. Scholarships are available.
Production Manager Position Announcement MSU Student Organic Farm, Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
November 28, 2016
The Michigan State University Student Organic Farm (SOF) is seeking a Production Manager for its 15-acre certified organic year-round teaching farm. The candidate must be positive, hard-working, self-directed, energetic, and enjoy working collaboratively with other farm staff, students, and faculty.
November 15, 2016
Six healthy food retail projects in Detroit, Jackson, Flint, and Grand Rapids will share $380,000 in Catalytic Investment Awards from the Michigan Good Food Fund, a statewide loan fund working to increase healthy food access and spark economic development in communities that need it most.
2016 Michigan Good Food Summit Celebrated State and Local Successes in Building a "Good Food" System in Michigan
November 3, 2016
Nearly 500 people gathered to connect, learn, and collaborate in order to advance health and economic development through Michigan food systems from farm to fork.
Cultivate Michigan Campaign Reports that Michigan Institutions Spent Nearly $3.5 Million on Michigan Food Since January 2014
October 26, 2016
A new brief published by the MSU Center For Regional Food Systems reports that Michigan Institutions participating in the Cultivate Michigan campaign reported spending nearly $3.5 million on Michigan-grown or Michigan-produced foods from January 2014 to June 2016.
October 26, 2016
Existing and developing Michigan local food councils, including food policy councils, are eligible to apply for grants of up to $5,000, with the option of matching funds up to $1,000 ($6,000 total). Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.
Call for Citations for Fourth Edition of Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System
October 4, 2016
Submissions of citations for the fourth edition of CRFS's Annotated Bibliography of Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System are requested by October 30, 2016.
September 20, 2016
Research shows interest, opportunity, and potential from Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs to expand farm to early care and education efforts.
August 9, 2016
The theme of the 2016 Good Food Summit is “Good Food for All: The road to 2020.” Participants in the day-long event will celebrate state and local successes, engage with sector-specific breakout tracks, network with others from around Michigan and across the food system, and hear stories about successful Michigan collaborations.