MI Farm to School Grant Program: The First Three Years

May 12, 2016 - Author: Colleen Matts, Abby Harper, Susan B. Smalley

The MI Farm to School Grant Program is an effort to help food program providers overcome challenges and stimulate or sustain local food purchasing programs at K-12 schools and early childhood programs in Michigan.  The information that follows includes:

  • A rationale for implementing this grant program
  • A summary of the first three years of the MI Farm to School Grant Program (2011 to 2014), including its operations and impacts
  • A reflection on the sustainability of grantees’ farm to school activities
  • Findings from administering the program over time
  • Suggestions for adapting it as a model for other communities, states or regions

MI Farm to School Grant Program: The First Three Years

This report is authored by: 

  • Colleen Matts, Farm to Institution Specialist, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
  • Abby Harper, Farm to School Specialist, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
  • Susan B. Smalley, Evaluation Consultant


Related Topic Areas

Michigan Farm to School, MI Farm to School Grant Program


Authors

Colleen Matts

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


For more information visit:

Center for Regional Food Systems

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