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
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
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 email@example.com 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.
GOOD FOOD JOBS
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.
- Agriculture, Food & Human Values Society Listserv
- Ecological Society of America Listserv
- Sustainable Agriculture Education Association Listserv
Campus Sustainable Agriculture Links
- MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
- MSU Organic Pest Management
- MSU Kellogg Biological Station Farms
- MSU Museums Food, Farming and Community Project Team
- MSU Slow Food Student Club
- MSU Student Food Bank
- MSU Student Organic Farms
Greater Lansing Area Community Food Links
- 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
- Golden Harvest - infamous quirky breakfast joint, do not miss! Cash only.
- Naing Myanmar Family Restaurant - authentic Southeast Asian restaurant that grows some of it's own ingredients
- Soup Spoon Cafe - great food, any time of the day, and a great MI beer selection too!
- Red Haven - upscale farm-to-table small plates fine dining
- Tannin Restaurant - offers contemporary Italian cuisine with local seasonal inspiration
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
- East Lansing Farmer's Market - Sunday
- Allen Farmers Market - Wednesday *
- South Lansing Farmers Market - Thursday
- Bath Farmers Market - Thursday
- Holt Farmers Market - Saturday with additional times *
- Meridian Farmers' Market - Saturday *
- Urbandale Farmstand - Saturday
- Williamston Farmers Market - Sunday
*These markets are open year-round! Follow links for details.