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  • Call for Citations for An Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System

    Published on December 4, 2023
    The Center for Regional Food Systems is seeking new citation submissions for the next edition of An Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System.

  • Meet the 2023 Grow More Awards Recipients

    Published on November 27, 2023
    Early Care and Education providers, farmers and food producers are nominated for the Grow More Awards by their peers to acknowledge their dedication to farm to ECE efforts.

  • Seeking a Clerical Aide

    Published on November 15, 2023
    Join our team! MSU CRFS seeks a part-time, hourly Clerical Aide to support the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Endowed Chair for Food, Society and Sustainability/Director of the Center for Regional Food Systems, and, when requested, the CRFS Associate Director.

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  • Dec 13

    Farmer Brain Trust 2024

    December 13, 2023 12:00PM – 1:00PM Noon to 1pm EST https://msu.zoom.us/j/94407160761 Passcode: TOPP

    Join the Farmer Brain Trust to help plan Farmer Field School and other learning opportunities for new organic farmers. Sign up for this meeting at the QR Code or this link. https://forms.gle/FBcaEu3DPYae8mPy6

  • Dec 21

    MLFCN December Monthly Meeting

    December 21, 2023 10:00AM – 11:30AM

    Join the Michigan Local Food Council Network for our monthly phone/video conference.

  • Jan 6

    Organic Intensives conference on Saturday January 6 in East Lansing

    January 6, 2024 9:00AM – 5:00PM MSU Plant and Soil Sciences Building 1066 Bogue St, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Join us for one of three full-day sessions: --Innovative Ecological Farming and Growing with Helen Atthowe --Building a Just and Equitable Seed Community --Locally Sourced and Manufactured Fibers: An Important Part of Sustainable Living

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