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  • Findings of the 2017 National Food Hub Survey

    Published on March 27, 2018

    This report presents the findings of the third National Food Hub Survey and the most current and comprehensive picture of food hubs in the United States to date.

  • Food is Medicine

    Published on March 22, 2018

    Shane Bernardo discusses a relationship between culturally-appropriate foods, food access, and health.

  • CRFS Overview

    Published on February 26, 2018

    A brief "big-picture" look at the MSU Center for Regional Food System's work.

  • Scale of Production Matrix

    Published on January 29, 2018

    This part of the Toolbox for Vegetable Farm Viability provides a detailed look at potential infrastructure and equipment investments for different size small farms to help in planning and growth.

  • Market Channel Selection Tool

    Published on January 29, 2018

    This part of the Toolbox for Vegetable Farm Viability provides a look at potential considerations when choosing which channel or market option you might use to sell what you raise.

  • Curtis Ogden: Building Capacity Through Networks

    Published on January 22, 2018

    Video recording of Curtis Ogden, speaking at November 29, 2017 convening of statewide leaders of food and health associations and local food councils on the importance of networks.

  • Ypsilanti Area Food Access Survey 2016

    Published on January 9, 2018

    This data brief reports out key findings from a 2016 survey in Ypsilanti on community members’ access to food. Findings will help inform strategies to improve food security and access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

  • 10 Cents a Meal Pilot: 2016-2017 Evaluation Results

    Published on December 21, 2017

    These reports summarize the results of the 2016-2017 pilot of 10 Cents a Meal for School Kids and Farms, a project that provides up to 10 cents per meal in match funding for participating schools to purchase and serve Michigan-grown products.

  • Beginning Farmers: Finding the Money You Need

    Published on November 3, 2017

    This guide is meant to provide a road map to loan readiness and conventional and alternative credit access for beginning farmers. Access to financial capital is one of the largest obstacles for beginning farmers.

  • Beginning Farmers: 10 Steps to Loan Readiness

    Published on October 30, 2017

    At some point, most farmers need to make some changes and grow to sustain their business. Based on his lending work with hundreds of Michigan farmers, Mike Jordon developed the 10 steps contained in this guide to aid the growth of farming operations.

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