10 Cents a Meal Pilot: 2018-2019 Evaluation Results, Reflections, and Recommendations
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.
Webinar - Delivering More Than Food: Understanding and Operationalizing Racial Equity in Food Hubs
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.
Food Systems Resilience During the Coronavirus Pandemic: CACFP Programs, Food Hub Responses, and the Michigan Good Food Charter 2.0
Published on August 20, 2020
How do COVID-19 and food systems resilience, advancing equity and justice, and values-based purchasing apply to the Michigan Farm to Institution Network as we work to chart our course beyond 2020?
Delivering More Than Food: Understanding and Operationalizing Racial Equity in Food Hubs
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.
Why 10 Cents Matters: A Framework
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.
Food Systems in the Coronavirus Pandemic, Part 2: Farmworker Living and Working Conditions and State Agency Responses
Published on June 24, 2020
This MFIN virtual network meeting focuses on Michigan’s food and agriculture sector and conditions for farmworkers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Directory of Education and Training Opportunities in Michigan's Local and Regional Food System
Published on June 11, 2020
Find Michigan food system education and training opportunities by county and career pathway.
Workforce education and training opportunities in Michigan's local and regional food system
Published on May 21, 2020
There are key opportunities to expand training and education for Michigan's local and regional food system workforce.
Farm to Early Care and Education: Toward a Shared Language
Published on May 12, 2020
Early care and education providers and food systems practitioners can work together to develop a shared language and a fuller understanding of the common purpose we are working towards.
Food Systems in the Coronavirus Pandemic, Part 1: School Food and Supply Chain Responses
Published on April 29, 2020
At this meeting, speakers discuss different aspects of the Michigan food system as the coronavirus pandemic takes hold.
Webinar - Racial Equity in the Food System: Perceptions, Reality, and the Road Ahead
Published on April 16, 2020
In this webinar, members of the Racial Equity in the Food System workgroup share findings from a national survey of REFS webinar registrants and discuss how organizations are reaching their equity goals.
Cultivating Social-Emotional Health with Farm to Early Care and Education
Published on April 16, 2020
Developing strong social-emotional skills early in life is important for lifelong emotional health. How can educators and caretakers can use farm to ECE activities to encourage children's positive social-emotional development?
Webinar Series: Food and Farm Business Sales Channel Deep Dives
Published on April 10, 2020
Learn about selling through CSAs, farmers markets, and retail grocery. These webinars provide food and farm businesses with insight into industry adjustments to novel coronavirus and considerations for selling through that venue.
Webinars: Sustaining Your Food Business During the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
Published on March 30, 2020
These webinars from the Michigan Good Food Fund overview strategies and tips for sustaining your food business and assessing your cash flow in this rapidly changing environment.
Celebrate Michigan Cherries and a Cultivate Michigan Data Brief: Michigan Farm to Institution Network Virtual Network Meeting
Published on February 27, 2020
In this recording we learn about Michigan’s cherry industry from an industry expert and recap the 2020 Michigan Cherry Slurp event.
Cultivate Michigan 2018 Data Brief
Published on February 21, 2020
What progress did Cultivate Michigan members make toward the goal of sourcing 20% Michigan foods by 2020?
Developing Michigan’s local and regional workforce: challenges and opportunities identified by surveying business owners
Published on January 31, 2020
How do employers perceive Michigan's local and regional food system workforce? We surveyed and interviewed them to find out.
A scan of jobs in Michigan’s food systems: employment, wages, the future, and more
Published on January 24, 2020
This food system job scan provides a better understanding of the Michigan labor market and enables us to see the types of jobs in different sectors, what the earnings for those jobs are, where there is projected growth, and where there is unfilled demand.
2019 Workforce Assessment of Michigan’s Local and Regional Food System: An overview of what we did, what it showed, and why it matters
Published on January 6, 2020
What food systems jobs exist in Michigan? How do employers see the local and regional food system workforce? What training opportunities are available to those who want to enter the workforce? Check out this report to find out.