Farm to Institution Data Manager
Megan works to build and support farm to institution programs statewide through the Michigan Farm to Institution Network. She is working to measure and track institutional buying of Michigan-grown foods through the Cultivate Michigan local purchasing campaign, for which she manages data collection and analysis. She has a BA in Sociology and a certificate in Environmental Studies from Princeton University, and focused her studies on issues of food access and sustainable agriculture.
Megan moved to Michigan from North Carolina, where she worked for several years researching high school reforms. She served as an AmeriCorps member with a neighborhood center & farmers market in Lansing before joining the Center in November 2014.
The Michigan Farm to Institution Network informally surveyed Michigan institutions to better understand what they consider “local” as it relates to food procurement.
This brief provides a snapshot of the Cultivate Michigan campaign’s current standing and progress made since launch.
This brief outlines results of a two-part optional question on local food purchasing that the Michigan Department of Education added to the 2014 MEGS+ online application.
In 2015, Michigan farmers were interviewed about their experiences and perceptions of selling to institutions.
This mid-year legislative report on the 10 Cents a Meal for School Kids and Farms incentive pilot program outlines initial results and impacts.
This webinar will give an overview of Cultivate Michigan and then dive deep into the benefits of participating. Learn how joining Cultivate Michigan can enhance and accelerate your local purchasing efforts and find out why others are jumping on board!
Intended for partners of the Michigan Farm to Institution Network who can be allies and ambassadors for Cultivate Michigan around the state, this webinar covers how Cultivate Michigan works and how to help institutions in your area sign up.
If you’re a food service director or buyer at a Michigan institution, check out this webinar to learn about the Cultivate Michigan campaign and how your institution can sign up to track purchases and reach for the MI Good Food Charter goal