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The spot to find financial resources, job listservs, and other sustainable agriculture and food system opportunities. Have a resource to add? Let us know.


SAFS & EFFS Funding Opportunities

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SAFS & EFFS Travel Grant

SAFS & EFFS provides travel grants to enrolled students on an annual basis. The suggested maximum is $800. The Travel Grant Application (pdf) includes additional information on reimbursement and other details.

External Funding Opportunities

MSU Graduate School Funding
Multiple funding fellowships, assistantships, travel and emergency funding for graduate students at MSU.

MSU National and International Scholarships
Links to competitive scholarships with application support from MSU

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Grants
Offer research and educational grants aimed at furthering the field of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems.

Annie's Sustainable Agriculture Scholarships
Undergraduate and graduate scholarships - applications due in Fall

Future Organic Farmer Fund
Individual student grants for organic and sustainable agriculture programs, from vocational training to 4-year programs

AGROECO Listserv

SAFS helps students and faculty stay connected through the AGROECO listserv, which provides job, internship, event, and other postings related to SAFS topics from the MSU campus to the greater Michigan area.

To join, email and include the following command line in the body of the message (not the Subject): SUBSCRIBE AGROECO. You can choose your format - individual messages or digest.


If you have any issues signing up, contact the SAFS advisor.

General Job Listservs

The best nationwide job and internship listservs in Community Food Systems, broadly defined. Jobs, internships, Americorps opportunities, etc.

Sustainable Agriculture Education Association
Jobs and opportunities in education and academia, including graduate student opportunities.

Nationwide network for food jobs, from production and culinary work to keeping the books.

Professional Organization Job Listservs

Professional organizations for multiple disciplines related to sustainable agriculture and food systems for conferences and job listservs.

Social Sciences

Campus Sustainable Agriculture Links

Greater Lansing Area Community Food Links

On Campus!

  • MSU Student Organic Farm provides a CSA, Farmstand, farmer training, and student volunteer opportunities!
  • MSU Dairy Stores offer ice cream, shakes, and other dairy products from MSU and local dairies
  • MSU State Room offers a formal dining experience featuring Michigan products


Hands-on Gardening and Farming Greater Lansing

  • The Garden Project of the Greater Lansing Food Bank offers community garden plots and home gardener assistance
  • Hunter Park GardenHouse of the Allen Neighborhood Center offers workshops, youth programming, a CSA and several other opportunities... or just come watch the Edible Park grow!
  • Urbandale Farm grows food and farmers on the Eastside of Lansing
  • Lansing Roots is an incubator farm project that offers the opportunity for beginning farmers of all backgrounds to scale up and sell through a CSA model

Farmers Markets

*These markets are open year-round! Follow links for details.

Community Supported Agriculture (subscription-based food share)

There are also two annual CSA Fairs: one at Allen Street Neighborhood Center, and one hosted by the Meridian Township Farmers' Market.

Find Your Local Harvest