Commentary: Energy use, GHG and blue water impacts if US diet aligns with new USDA dietary recommend
Published on January 25, 2016
CRFS Senior Fellow Mike Hamm uses a case study to show why a broad range of multi-disciplinary researchers should be consulted when studying the environmental implications of dietary choices.
Published on January 21, 2016
Through a USDA Beginning Farmer & Rancher Development Grant the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems, Michigan Food and Farming Systems and MSU Student Organic Farm will provide a limited number of $2,000 stipends to beginning farmers in Michigan.
Published on January 18, 2016
Pirog will guide CRFS as it continues to engage partners across Michigan, the United States and the world in developing regionally integrated sustainable food systems through applied research, education and outreach.
Published on January 15, 2016
In this post, CRFS affiliate Michaela Oldfield explores ways that state laws could impact federal food policy.
Published on December 16, 2015
Highlights from "Michigan Farm to School Marketplace" at the SNAM conference, where MFIN and Michigan Farm to School staff and partners enjoyed networking with school food service professionals and each other.
Published on November 24, 2015
The Center for Regional Food Systems was highlighted in a report published in November 2015 by the University of Minnesota.
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.