Published on February 17, 2021
How have local food councils in Michigan responded to COVID-19, what has supported or challenged their attempts to adapt, and what will a post-pandemic “normal” mean for councils and their communities?
Webinar - Building Relationships Across Higher Education Institutions to Address Racism in the Food System
Published on February 15, 2021
This webinar provides an overview of the history and policy that helped land-grant institutions develop and reimagines a model of collaborative research and outreach across these institutions to advance food system sustainability and resiliency.
An Introduction to Incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into Nutrition Incentive Program Research and Evaluation
Published on February 9, 2021
This paper overviews the role of a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens in nutrition incentive program research and evaluation.
Webinar - Encouraging Collaborations with Indigenous Communities: Experiences of Extension Educators
Published on February 8, 2021
Katie Hartmann of Colorado State University shares her research on inequitable access to Extension resources and land-grant education in the Western U.S.
Published on January 18, 2021
An annotated bibliography of resources and publications on structural racism in the U.S. food system. Food sovereignty is a theme of many of the new references.
Published on December 30, 2020
An at-a-glance overview of the Michigan Farm to Institution Network's accomplishments from 2010-2020.
Published on December 21, 2020
Local food council networks from Kansas, Michigan, and North Carolina discuss responses to COVID-19 in their work, the importance of using an equity lens, lessons learned, and where their work is going next.
Published on December 18, 2020
This report summarizes key findings, trends, and takeaways and provides extensive figures to illustrate longitudinal data on food hubs in the United States.
Published on November 9, 2020
This report offers the authors' reflections on transformative food systems change and resources to help food systems practitioners work toward racial justice and equity.
Published on October 29, 2020
This short report shares data that shows that local food purchasing is increasing in Michigan K-12 schools, including what local food sources were used and a comparison of results for 10 Cents grantees with those for all directors.
Published on October 22, 2020
This commentary in the Journal of Extension highlights the great need for increased education and capacity building to address racism and prioritize racial equity both within our institutions and in the communities we serve.
Published on September 30, 2020
This policy memo describes how sustainable agriculture with a strong orientation toward racial justice can serve as a medium for building more racial equity and transforming our racialized food system.
Published on September 2, 2020
Since 2015, Michigan Good Food Fund has invested more than $13 million supporting over 280 businesses across Michigan. Read the results of their evaluation report to learn more about the Fund's impact in our state.
Published on August 26, 2020
How did 10 Cents a Meal support children, food service directors, and farmers in the 2018-19 school year? View the evaluation survey results of the program's third year! An executive summary is also available.
Published on August 25, 2020
This webinar shares results from a qualitative study led by a racially diverse group of food system practitioners as to how U.S. based food hubs understand and operationalize engagement in racial equity work.
Published on August 20, 2020
Food hubs have a role to play in dismantling racism in our food systems. This report explores how U.S.-based food hubs understand engagement in racial equity work.
Published on July 31, 2020
This resource describes how 10 Cents a Meal for Michigan’s Kids & Farms works and the impacts it can have. This state-funded pilot program matches what schools spend on Michigan-grown fruits, vegetables, and legumes with grants of up to 10 cents per meal.
Celebrating, Networking, and Gathering Feedback: 2019 Michigan Farm to Institution Network Gathering Evaluation Report
Published on June 23, 2020
The 2019 Michigan Farm to Institution Network Gathering aimed to celebrate farm to institution successes, to facilitate peer networking, and to gather feedback to inform the direction of MFIN beyond 2020.
Published on June 11, 2020
Find Michigan food system education and training opportunities by county and career pathway.
Published on May 21, 2020
There are key opportunities to expand training and education for Michigan's local and regional food system workforce.