Published on November 10, 2015
Senior associate director, Rich Pirog, expressed how his two decades with the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University prepared him for his work in the Michigan local foods movement.
Published on October 21, 2015
There is a shortage of agricultural education teachers - in Michigan and nationwide - which means that these programs are in danger of shutting down.
Published on September 28, 2015
The Managing Hoophouses and High Tunnels for Year-Round Farming Success course is focused on year-round production and covers topics such as site selection, construction recommendations, crop planning, crop scheduling, soil management, and more.
Published on September 14, 2015
Michigan State University Student Organic Farm in collaboration with MSU Center for Regional Food Systems rolled out the first workshop of the newly established Farmer Field School series.
Published on August 25, 2015
The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems has received a $450k continuation grant from the Kresge Foundation to expand the Michigan Food Hub Network.
Published on August 5, 2015
New Report on Food Safety Pilot Project in the Upper Peninsula explored how a group-based farm-based food safety certification process could benefit small farmers.
Published on July 7, 2015
CRFS Director Mike Hamm critiques the notion that smaller scale and alternative production strategies can feed the U.S. population and also considers a middle path of scale and production diversity.
Published on June 25, 2015
CRFS Director Mike Hamm discusses contested issues that are linked to the challenges posed by growing urbanization. This is the first of a two-part blog looking at scale and production strategy.