Published on March 9, 2022
In this meeting, we learn about the history of the Michigan Farm to Institution Network and how we changed the culture of local food procurement in Michigan.
Supplier Diversity Programs for Institutions: Michigan Farm to Institution Network Virtual Network Meeting
Published on February 8, 2022
This first MFIN Virtual Network Meeting of 2022 focuses on supplier diversity programs for institutional food procurement.
Webinar - Networks and systems that support success for educators, students, and researchers at Native American, Historically Black, and Hispanic-Serving Higher Education Institutions
Published on November 19, 2021
Learn how Native American, Historically Black, and Hispanic-Serving higher education Institutions support success for their educators, students, and researchers.
Published on November 15, 2021
The Michigan Farm to Institution Network management team compiled a farm to school track for the 2020 School Nutrition Association of Michigan Annual Conference. Here we offer that set of short how-to and reporting sessions from the virtual conference.
Published on October 21, 2021
In this meeting, you’ll learn about seasonality guides and recipes, tips from Making Michigan Recipes Work and creative culinary techniques.
Published on September 23, 2021
Voices of Sustainable Agriculture explores a range of topics and perspectives on sustainable agriculture. Hear from farmers, educators, and researchers in these recorded virtual sessions.
Webinar - Building Trust and Fostering Sustainable Collaboration Across Higher Education Institutions: Examples from Michigan and Texas
Published on July 21, 2021
This webinar features examples of collaboration in higher education that are pluralistic in nature and built on trust and shared values.
Published on July 19, 2021
This webinar reflects on statewide food system plans as a strategy for food systems change.
Published on June 4, 2021
This webinar recording features presentations and discussions that focus on essential produce safety practices for farm to institution programs.
Published on April 8, 2021
Farmers and food distributors can watch this info session recording to learn more about 10 Cents a Meal, including who it reaches, how it works, and results it has produced.
Published on March 12, 2021
This training for 10 Cents Grantees in 2020-2021 school year includes a primer on procurement, sources and resources for purchasing local foods, and testimonials from school food service directors about their farm to school experiences .
Published on March 8, 2021
Loans are an important tool for growing any business and if approached with the right groundwork, can be a beneficial part of your farm business development.
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.
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 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
In this Michigan Farm to Institution Network meeting, learn about results from a local food purchasing survey of Michigan schools and what to expect in the year ahead for 10 Cents a Meal.
Published on October 20, 2020
This MFIN Virtual Network Meeting brought together Foodservice professionals, farmers, food suppliers, and vendors as well as farm to institution supporters and advocates.
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?
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.