Cultivate Michigan Campaign Reports that Michigan Institutions Spent Nearly $3.5 Million on Michigan Food Since January 2014
Published on 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.
Call for Citations for Fourth Edition of Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System
Published on 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.
Published on 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.
Published on August 9, 2016
The theme of the 2016 Good Food Summit is “Good Food for All: The road to 2020.” Participants will celebrate state and local successes, engage with sector-specific breakout tracks, network with others.
Published on June 15, 2016
The “food hub” model is proving to be financially successful across a variety of legal structures and markets, according to a newly published report from the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems and the Wallace Center at Winrock International.
Published on April 14, 2016
The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems is seeking abstracts for breakout sessions for the 2016 Michigan Good Food Summit. The Summit will address best practices in the field of "good food" - food that is healthy, green, fair, and affordable.
Published on 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.
Published on February 23, 2016
The 2016 Michigan Good Food Summit will be held on October 28, 2016. Whether you're a food consumer, grower, buyer, advocate, educator, or policymaker, come to connect with others who want to further good food.
Published on February 9, 2016
In the coming months, ICMA will release the full findings from its survey on local government engagement in food system activities.
Published on 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.
Commentary: Energy use, GHG and blue water impacts if US diet aligns with new USDA dietary recommend
Published on 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.
Published on January 21, 2016
Through a USDA Beginning Farmer & Rancher Development Grant the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems, Michigan Food and Farming Systems and MSU Student Organic Farm will provide a limited number of $2,000 stipends to beginning farmers in Michigan.
Published on 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.
Published on 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.
Published on November 24, 2015
The Center for Regional Food Systems was highlighted in a report published in November 2015 by the University of Minnesota.
Published on 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.
Published on 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.
Published on 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, and more.