Jude Barry is assistant director of the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems. Jude’s responsibilities include coordinating the Center’s advisory board and supporting the director as he develops the strategic direction and realizes the mission of the Center. Jude has worked at CRFS since 2012. Her work has included co-coordinating the Michigan Good Food Charter and the CRFS Livestock Work Group. More recently, she is supporting the evaluation of the Michigan Good Food Fund. Over the last 20 years, she has worked in agricultural business development, marketing, education and outreach roles in industry and academia in Michigan, England and across New York State. Jude earned her BSc in Animal Science from Edinburgh University, UK and her PhD in Applied Biochemistry from The University of Nottingham, UK.
Jude’s aspirations lie in the development of a good food system driven by market demand and rooted in community needs, that incorporates all types of local and regional agricultural growers and producers: small, large and all in between.
Journal/Trade Magazine Article
Authors were able to estimate the current economic contribution of Michigan's local food system and explore the chain of transactions giving rise to consumption of locally sourced goods from producer to processor to consumption.
In 2015, the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems worked in conjunction with the MSU Department of Psychology to conduct a survey of organizations that have signed the resolution of support for the Mi Good Food Charter.
This summary shares highlights from the 2016 Good Food Report Card, which demonstrates the significant increase in the number of collaborations working towards the goals of the Michigan Good Food Charter over the last two years.
The 2016 report card demonstrates the significant increase in the number of activities and collaborations working towards the goals of the Michigan Good Food Charter over the last two years.
The 2014 report card documents the increase in the number of activities and collaborations working towards the goals of the Michigan Good Food Charter since 2012 years.