This position will support outreach and business assistance efforts that will allow Michigan food production, processing and distribution businesses to build capacity and increase healthy food access in low-income urban and rural communities.
The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems is seeking abstracts for breakout sessions for the 2016 Michigan Good Food Summit. The Summit will address best practices in the field of "good food" - food that is healthy, green, fair, and affordable.
The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems is working to engage the people of Michigan, the United States, and the world in applied research, education, and outreach to develop regionally integrated, sustainable food systems.
The Michigan Good Food Fund will improve the lives of Michigan children and families living in underserved communities throughout the state by expanding access to healthy foods, catalyzing economic development, and creating new permanent jobs.
CRFS has been awarded two grants by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to support research and outreach on good food, Farm to School, and Hoophouses for Health projects.
CRFS staff presented and participated in panels at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's 2014 Food & Community Gathering: Harvesting Change, held last month in Detroit.
Surveys conducted by CRFS in 2012 show growing participation and interest in local food purchasing by both institutions and farmers.