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  • Seed Sharing Engages Communities Across Michigan

    Published on May 3, 2018

    Seed saving is a long-held tradition, often practiced by populations wanting to preserve culturally significant crops. Today, as networks of seed saving grow across Michigan, libraries are getting involved.

  • Azeezah Ford

    Cooking Up Something Local: Azeezah Ford

    Published on February 16, 2018

    Azeezah Ford is a chef and farmer based in Detroit. Her future aspirations include a move to Michigan's Benzie County to improve food access and literacy in the area.

  • In Review: Washtenaw Meet-the-Buyers Event

    Published on February 2, 2018

    Cultivate Michigan events are an innovative step toward meeting the Good Food Charter goal of Michigan institutions sourcing 20% of their food products from Michigan by 2020.

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    Millennials in Agriculture

    Published on December 7, 2017

    Millennials will make up 75% of the workforce in 2025. This article combines a two part story originally published by MSU Extension about how millennials will impact the food industry as food producers as well as consumers.

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    Add Michigan Grown Poultry to Your Menu

    Published on November 17, 2017

    Many of the poultry products that are raised in Michigan are sold into national markets, however a significant number are marketed locally by smaller scale producers.

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    Michigan Agriculture’s State Budget Wins

    Published on November 9, 2017

    Agriculture saw gains in the Michigan fiscal year 2017-2018 budget over the summer. The budget brings more funding for emergency management, food safety, animal health and disease response, and infrastructure in the state.

  • Farmland

    Sell A Farm, Buy A Farm, Save A Farm

    Published on November 2, 2017

    A new website called Farmer to Farmer aims to help preserve Michigan farms and farmland, keeping it in the hands of farmers by connecting buyers and sellers.

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