Announcing a new report on Michigan’s food councils - what do they look like and what are they doing?

Data is now available from a survey of Michigan’s local food councils.

The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems is pleased to announce the report, Are Michigan’s Food Councils Changing Policy or Prepared to Do So?

Advocates for local food systems can discover opportunities to increase their impact by partnering with, learning from, or joining the work of Michigan’s food councils and the Michigan Local Food Council Network.

The report’s graphics and analysis give a snapshot of Michigan’s food councils’, including:

  • membership,
  • focus areas,
  • priorities,
  • activities,
  • achievements, and
  • capacity for policy advocacy.

Current Michigan food councils can explore others’ approaches and discover opportunities to collaborate with other councils.

Read and share the report with your networks!


For more information, contact Liz Gensler at

Michigan's food councils are varied

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There are many food councils in Michigan and they are all different. This new report from @MSUCRFS shows how they compare. #foodpolicy

Increasing access to affordable, healthful food is the top achievement of Michigan’s food councils. See what else they’re doing in this short report from @MSUCRFS #foodaccess

Funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation supported this survey project. Support for the Michigan Local Food Council Network comes from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.

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