Kalamazoo County Extension Office
Community Food Systems
Mariel Borgman is a Community Food Systems Educator serving southwest Michigan. Borgman’s areas of focus include food system education for adults and youth, farm to institution technical assistance, and produce safety education for farms. Based in Kalamazoo at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Borgman works closely with the college’s Food Innovation Center to offer community programming related to small scale agriculture and food systems. Borgman holds a B.S. in Sustainable Business from Aquinas College and a M.S. in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan.