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.
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.
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.
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.
Thousands of children and adults will crunch into fresh Michigan apples in the 5th annual Michigan Apple Crunch on Wednesday, October 25th!
Michigan's fruit and vegetable producers are busy prepping fields, starting seeds, and generally ramping up for the summer growing season. The same is true for many livestock producers, who are busy with young animals and pasture management.
This is National CACFP week - a week to raise awareness of how federal funding helps bring healthy foods to adults and children in day care settings.
Are you an adventurous eater, looking to try new produce? Was part of your New Year's Resolution to eat more vegetables? Do you dread fitting weekly grocery store trips into your busy schedule? If so, consider joining a CSA!
The Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems and the Detroit Food Policy Council hosted noted civil rights activist Shirley Sherrod to share her story Jan. 25 in Detroit.
This Valentine's Day, over 100,000 Michiganders will celebrate local agriculture by participating in the Michigan Cherry Slurp.
Six healthy food retail projects in Detroit, Jackson, Flint, and Grand Rapids will share $380,000 in Catalytic Investment Awards from the Michigan Good Food Fund to increase healthy food access in communities that need it most.
Do you know an organization that would like to own and display the Michigan Good Food Summit mural? Keep reading to find out how you can nominate and vote for a business or organization to receive the mural!
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan this week announced it will award $2 million in grants to 20 programs designed to improve healthy food access for children and seniors in southeast Michigan.
The US Department of Agriculture recently presented the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development the Platinum Hall of Fame Award for donating more than 18,000 pounds of food to charities across the state.
As part of the planning and development process for a new food hub in Southwest Michigan, a survey of local farms is being conducted in order to better understand farmer needs, interests, and crops that could be sold through the hub.
On May 1, Access of West Michigan will hold their 39th annual Hunger Walk. The walk this year is focused on celebrating the Good Food Principles as outlined in the Michigan Good Food Charter.
A webinar on the economic impacts of local and regional food systems will be held Monday, December 14th from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Instructors will be Dawn Thilmany and Becca Jablonski from Colorado State University.
A number of food and farm conferences are upcoming in the next few months - you don't want to miss out on these great networking and learning opportunities!
The Making it in Michigan 2015 Conference and Trade Show will be held Tuesday, November 10th at the Lansing Center, Lansing, Mich. This year's theme is 'Ingredients for Success - Components and Processes for Safe, Sound, and Smart Product Development.'