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.
Webinar Series: Michigan's 2019 Local and Regional Food System Workforce Assessment
Published on December 12, 2019
What does Michigan need in order to develop, train and maintain a workforce that can supply and sustain the market for local and regional food? Watch these webinars to find out.
Webinar - Building Partnerships to Support Food Sovereignty in African American Communities
Published on December 5, 2019
Learn about how and why African American communities are working together to enhance their food sovereignty.
Farm to Early Care and Education: Growing Healthy Eaters
Published on November 4, 2019
This document provides an overview of farm to early care and education, steps to successfully purchase local food, and highlights available resources.
Michigan Farm to School: Serving Up Local Foods
Published on November 4, 2019
What does farm to school mean in Michigan, and how can you participate? Inside you'll find resources to help you get started and contacts that can help you grow your farm to school program.
Additional Farm to ECE Resources
Published on October 11, 2019
Looking for more resources on farm to ECE? Find additional information from our partners and other organizations.
Blending Michigan Beans with Local Meat for Institutional Markets
Published on October 9, 2019
Blended bean and meat products can be deployed as a strategy to help small and mid-sized regional producers and their processing partners increase sales to local institutional markets.
Webinar - Food Sovereignty and the Role of Extension: Partnerships that Work
Published on September 19, 2019
Learn how partnerships between First Nations communities and Extension can advance food sovereignty.
Webinar - Measuring Racial Equity in the Food System: Established and Suggested Metrics
Published on July 22, 2019
Learn how metrics can help you make progress towards racial equity in food systems and beyond.
When Healthy Food is Out of Reach: A Food Access Survey in Northwest Lower Michigan
Published on June 28, 2019
A food access survey of Benzie and Antrim counties reveals ways that the food system can better serve community residents.
Growing a Local and Regional Meat Industry in Michigan: The Michigan Meat Network as a Case Study of Collective Impact Theory
Published on June 26, 2019
This report summarizes the collective impacts of the Michigan Meat Network.
Are Michigan's Food Councils Changing Policy or Prepared to Do So?
Published on June 24, 2019
How are Michigan food councils are working on food policy change?
Fund Development Webinars for Michigan Local Food Councils
Published on June 18, 2019
This webinar series covers the basics and requirements for successful fund development to build your food council.
Detroit Community Markets Rapid Market Assessment Report
Published on June 17, 2019
How do customers feel about Detroit farmers markets?