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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.

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    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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    Beans on the Menu: A Surprising Twist on Traditional Fare

    Published on October 19, 2017

    The Good Food Bite continues its National Farm to School Month celebration this week with a story about how chefs and researchers are using locally-grown beans in innovative recipes for school menus.

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    The New Flint Fresh Food Hub breaks ground in Flint

    Published on September 28, 2017

    The Flint Fresh Mobile Market and its Veggie Box subscription program, two new, innovative food access initiatives in Flint, will have a permanent base of operations in the form of a 26,800 square foot building on Flint’s east side in the spring of 2018.

  • Children’s hands holding healthy snacks. Photo Credit: Andrea Collier

    FoodCorps Expands the Food World for Michigan Kids

    Published on August 4, 2017

    FoodCorps teams are hard at work in six Michigan schools, helping kids learn where their food comes from, how it’s grown and how to make healthy food choices. FoodCorps is an AmeriCorps service organization that connects kids to healthy food in school.

  • School Garden Educational Opportunities

    Published on July 28, 2017

    A glance at opportunities to learn more about school gardening, including professional development workshops and educator certification centers throughout Michigan, surrounding states and elsewhere in the US.

  • Food Access Opportunities within MI Food Retail Industry

    Published on June 22, 2017

    Residents who struggle with food access typically live in remote rural areas or poor urban neighborhoods where stores with healthy food options either do not exist or are too far away to conveniently access.

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    Fair Food Pledge Protects Michigan Farm Workers

    Published on June 15, 2017

    Nationally, Michigan is the second highest producing state of fresh produce in the U.S. Michigan farmers commonly hire migrant and seasonal laborers to harvest produce through a federal guest worker visa program.

  • Growers at Mc Laughlin Urban Farm Photo Credit: Marty Gerencer

    Muskegon Prescribes Food for Health

    Published on April 26, 2017

    Many of us who live in middle or upper middle class neighborhoods don't realize that some neighborhoods live in an urban desert-no place to buy food for your family except potato chips and other unhealthy food you may find at a gas station.

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