CRFS Director Mike Hamm discusses contested issues that are linked to the challenges posed by growing urbanization. This is the second in a short series in which Hamm explores the value of city-region food systems, obstacles to their development.
CRFS Director Mike Hamm discusses contested issues that are linked to the challenges posed by growing urbanization. This is the first in a short series in which Hamm explores the value of city-region food systems, obstacles to their development.
From Field to Fork: Food Ethics for Everyone by Paul B. Thompson - W.K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural Food, and Community Ethics at MSU and CRFS Affiliate, will be released June 5 2015. It is available for pre-order on Amazon.
Mike Hamm was one of two sustainability consultants to the 2015 US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC). In this blog, Hamm responds to comments that misinterpret the 2015 DGAC report's findings about diet and sustainability.
Mike Hamm compares three potential solutions to make urban agriculture more sustainable: fully indoor vertical farming, greenhouses and hoophouses.
The North Farm at the Michigan State University Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center in Chatham, MI is now accepting applications for three new Apprentice farmers.
CRFS, through the Michigan Food Hub Network, seeks proposals to fully assess the need, function, ownership structure and start-up and maintenance costs for a statewide information technology platform for Michigan food hubs.
The Michigan Good Food Fund will improve the lives of Michigan children and families living in underserved communities throughout the state by expanding access to healthy foods, catalyzing economic development, and creating new permanent jobs.
CRFS has been awarded two grants by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to support research and outreach on good food, Farm to School, and Hoophouses for Health projects.
CRFS staff presented and participated in panels at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's 2014 Food & Community Gathering: Harvesting Change, held last month in Detroit.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced four grant awards to CRFS staff and affiliates to support local and regional food systems research.
Applications will be accepted until Monday, May 12, for a part-time position to conduct outreach activities and technical assistance with farmers in the Hoophouses for Health program.
CRFS hosted "Advancing Healthy, Equitable Food Systems," in conjunction with the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, offering many opportunities for local and regional food systems collaborators to connect and learn.
The nine-month program at the MSU Student Organic Farm is taking applications through February 2015. Acceptance is rolling for the 2015 program, which begins in March. Merit and need-based scholarships are available.
CRFS and the Wallace Center at Winrock International released findings from their 2013 National Food Hub Survey, showing growth in food hubs across the country.
Thursday, Oct. 24, is Food Day, a nationwide celebration and movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. MSU will host events to celebrate and engage in discussion about our food system.
CRFS Organic Farming Specialist Vicki Morrone will speak at the 2013 Soil Seminar, hosted by Morgan Composting, Inc. The event, "Layering of Good Practices to Build Healthy Soils," will take place Thursday, August 15.