Farmer Perspectives on Farm to Institution in Michigan
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.
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