Farmer Perspectives on Farm to Institution in Michigan

May 5, 2016 - Author: Megan Thompson, Hui Qian, Kathryn Colasanti, Colleen Matts, Stephen Gasteyer

In 2015, Michigan farmers were interviewed about their experiences and perceptions of selling to institutions. Farmers were motivated by both economic and social factors, but found identifying and communicating with institutional buyers to be a challenge. This document summarizes results and compares findings to a 2012 survey on the same topic.

Farmer Perspectives on Farm to Institution in Michigan

This brief is authored by:

Megan Thompson, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
Hui (Chloe) Qian, MSU Dept of Sociology
Kathryn Colasanti, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
Colleen Matts, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
Stephen Gasteyer, MSU Dept of Sociology


Related Topic Areas

Michigan Farm to Institution Network


Authors

Colleen Matts

Colleen Matts
517-432-0310
matts@msu.edu

Kathryn Colasanti

Kathryn Colasanti
517-353-0642
colokat@msu.edu


For more information visit:

Center for Regional Food Systems

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