Michigan Farm to Institution Network
The Michigan Farm to Institution Network (MFIN) helps people across the farm to institution supply chain learn, connect, and collaborate. Since 2014, we have provided a space for learning, sharing, and working together to help farm to institution programs grow in Michigan.
- Institutions that are responsible food buyers and community members, and
- Local and regional food supply chains.
We work in the space that connects the values of:
- Diversity, equity, integrity and
- Local food, environmental sustainability, and business viability.
Learn more about these values and priorities in the Michigan Farm to Institution Network’s Framework for 2022 and Beyond. MFIN’s work contributes to the Michigan Good Food Charter, and we are a member of the National Farm to Institution Metrics Collaborative.
Become a Member
Network membership is free and open to institutional food service professionals and buyers, farmers, food vendors and suppliers, advocates, supporters, and researchers.
Join the Network to use your skills and knowledge to shape farm to institution programs in Michigan; network and learn; and be part of a larger movement to help take local food purchasing at Michigan institutions to the next level!
- Receive invitations to network events
- Stay up to date with periodic e-news with network and farm to institution news and updates
- Participate in regular network meetings (primarily virtual)
- Contribute to network stories and projects
Learn more about our work and activities:
- The Michigan Farm to Institution Network’s Framework for 2022 and Beyond
- The Michigan Farm to Institution Network Past, Present, and Future
- Michigan Farm to Institution Network By the Numbers 2020
The Michigan Farm to Institution Network is coordinated by the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems with support from MSU Extension and guidance from a leadership team and advisory committee. See the 2023 MFIN Team here.
MFIN and Cultivate Michigan activities, and related farm to institution projects, have been funded over the years by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, the MDARD Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, the USDA Farm to School Grant Program, and the Americana Foundation.
Sharing ideas, tools and resources to support a range of efforts to serve local foods in schools and early care and education settings.
Farm to early care and education helps children and families eat more local foods.
Cultivate Michigan is a statewide campaign to help farm to institution programs grow.