Achieving Food Systems Visions - Past, Present, Future

November 15, 2018 11:15AM - 12:30PM

Contact: Kathryn Colasanti


Please join us for a three-part series featuring guest speakers from states that, like Michigan, have visionary plans that guide their local food systems progress!


The goal of this series is to generate ideas about directions for the Michigan Good Food movement after 2020 by learning from similar initiatives in other states and reflecting on the first eight years of the Michigan Good Food Charter in action.


The series will feature:


Each speaker will address:

  • Developing a vision and structure for food systems work
  • Facilitating collaboration across food system sectors
  • Pursuing policy change
  • Ensuring equity


We hope you can participate! Details for joining in-person and remotely are below. Some dates and details are still being finalized.



Ellen Kahler - Vermont Farm to Plate

July 31, 2018 

View a recording of Ellen's presentation

Ellen Kahler
Ellen Kahler is the Executive Director of The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, which serves as the administrator and backbone organization to the Farm to Plate Network and manages the analysis and goal tracking of the Farm to Plate Strategic Plan implementation. 

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Michael Dahl - Minnesota Food Charter

October 18, 2018

View a recording of Michael's presentation

Michael Dahl 
The Minnesota Food Charter Network supports and fosters shared action and capacity to implement the Food Charter’s 99 strategies, which increase access to healthy, safe, and affordable food for all.  The Network’s Director, Michael Dahl, works to connect communities across the state by helping to coordinate the efforts of several Food Charter teams, focusing on the Network's structure and communications as well as the measurement of strategy implementation. 



Tom Kelly - Food Solutions New England (six state region)

November 15, 2018
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Michigan State University, Natural Resources Building, Room 216

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Networking
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Presentation
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM Q&A

In-person registration is full!

Register to participate via Zoom

Tom Kelly

Tom Kelly is the founding convener of Food Solutions New England, a co-author of the New England Food Vision and the executive director of the University of New Hampshire’s Sustainability Institute. The Sustainability Institute serves as the backbone organization for Food Solutions New England, a six-state network that stewards the New England Food Vision while connecting and aligning diverse partners across the region. 

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