March 24, 2016
The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems is working to engage the people of Michigan, the United States, and the world in applied research, education, and outreach to develop regionally integrated, sustainable food systems. On Greening of the Great Lakes to talk more about the center and it's work is its director, Richard Pirog.
February 23, 2016
The 2016 Michigan Good Food Summit will be held on October 28, 2016 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, East Lansing, MI. Whether you're a food consumer, grower, buyer, advocate, educator, or policymaker, come to connect with others who want to further good food - food that is healthy, green, fair, and affordable. Plan to join us!
February 9, 2016
In the coming months, ICMA will release the full findings from its survey on local government engagement in food system activities. Conducted for the second time in partnership with CRFS, this survey highlights changes and trends since 2012 and provides new insights from the 2,237 respondents.
January 28, 2016
Concentration and Power in the Food System Who Controls What We Eat? Book by Philip H. Howard Associate Professor at Michigan State University. He is also President of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society (AFHVS) and a member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems. It will be released February 25th 2016 and is available for preorder.
Commentary: Energy use, GHG and blue water impacts if US diet aligns with new USDA dietary recommend
January 25, 2016
CRFS Senior Fellow Mike Hamm uses a case study to show why a broad range of multi-disciplinary researchers should be consulted when studying the environmental implications of dietary choices.
January 21, 2016
Through a USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Grant the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS), Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS) and MSU Student Organic Farm will provide a limited number of $2,000 stipends to beginning farmers in Michigan.
January 18, 2016
Pirog will guide CRFS as it continues to engage partners across Michigan, the United States and the world in developing regionally integrated sustainable food systems through applied research, education and outreach.
January 15, 2016
In this post, CRFS affiliate Michaela Oldfield explores ways that state laws could impact federal food policy using two examples: a recent decision in California on the National Organic Program, and the Grocery Manufacturers Association's challenge to Vermont's bill requiring labels for genetically engineered products.
December 16, 2015
Highlights from "Michigan Farm to School Marketplace" at the SNAM conference, where MFIN and Michigan Farm to School staff and partners enjoyed networking with school food service professionals and each other.
November 24, 2015
The Center for Regional Food Systems was highlighted in a report published in November 2015 by the University of Minnesota.
November 10, 2015
Senior associate director, Rich Pirog, expressed how his two decades with the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University prepared him for his work in the Michigan local foods movement.
October 21, 2015
There is a shortage of agricultural education teachers - in Michigan and nationwide - which means that these programs are in danger of shutting down.
September 28, 2015
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.
September 14, 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.
September 3, 2015
Tyler Vuillemot, Hoophouses for Health Program Manager was interviewed by anchor/reporter Julie Harker at Brownfield Ag News Radio.