Achieving Food Systems Visions - Past, Present, Future
November 15, 2018 11:15AM - 12:30PM
Contact: Kathryn Colasanti
Please join us for a three-part series featuring guest speakers from states that, like Michigan, have visionary plans that guide their local food systems progress!
The goal of this series is to generate ideas about directions for the Michigan Good Food movement after 2020 by learning from similar initiatives in other states and reflecting on the first eight years of the Michigan Good Food Charter in action.
The series will feature:
- Ellen Kahler, Vermont Farm to Plate
- Michael Dahl, Minnesota Food Charter
- Tom Kelly, Food Solutions New England (six state region)
Each speaker will address:
- Developing a vision and structure for food systems work
- Facilitating collaboration across food system sectors
- Pursuing policy change
- Ensuring equity
We hope you can participate! Details for joining in-person and remotely are below. Some dates and details are still being finalized.
July 31, 2018
Ellen Kahler is the Executive Director of The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, which serves as the administrator and backbone organization to the Farm to Plate Network and manages the analysis and goal tracking of the Farm to Plate Strategic Plan implementation.
October 18, 2018
The Minnesota Food Charter Network supports and fosters shared action and capacity to implement the Food Charter’s 99 strategies, which increase access to healthy, safe, and affordable food for all. The Network’s Director, Michael Dahl, works to connect communities across the state by helping to coordinate the efforts of several Food Charter teams, focusing on the Network's structure and communications as well as the measurement of strategy implementation.
November 15, 2018
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Michigan State University, Natural Resources Building, Room 216
|11:15 AM - 11:30 AM||Networking|
|11:30 AM - 12:15 PM||Presentation|
|12:15 PM - 12:30 PM||Q&A|
In-person registration is full!
Tom Kelly is the founding convener of Food Solutions New England, a co-author of the New England Food Vision and the executive director of the University of New Hampshire’s Sustainability Institute. The Sustainability Institute serves as the backbone organization for Food Solutions New England, a six-state network that stewards the New England Food Vision while connecting and aligning diverse partners across the region. http://www.foodsolutionsne.org/