2020 Michigan Good Food Summit - Farm to Institution: Pandemic Updates from the Field

October 20, 2020 - Author: Caroline Michniak, Sarah Monte, John Fay, Larry Weber, Glenn Noffsinger, Xaviar Jaramillo, Carolyn Thomas, Keith Soster, Grant Fletcher, Janine Oberstadt

In this challenging, ever-changing time for institutional foodservice operators and food suppliers, this MFIN Virtual Network Meeting brought together Foodservice professionals, farmers, food suppliers, and vendors as well as farm to institution supporters and advocates for learning, connecting, and celebrating.  

As part of the Michigan Good Food Virtual Summit, this meeting agenda included: 

  • A virtual Michigan Apple Crunch celebration, 
  • A forum with foodservice professionals and food suppliers sharing first-hand updates from the field including adaptations to operations in response to the pandemic, and 
  • Space for attendees to connect with each other about adaptations, questions, needs, and offers.  

Speakers in Updates from the Field include: 

The MFIN Management Team members who contributed to this webinar include:

  • Colleen Matts, CRFS
  • Mariel Borgman, MSU Extension
  • Noel Bielaczyc, CRFS
  • Garrett Ziegler, MSU Extension
  • Abbey Palmer, MSU Extension
  • Abby Harper, MSU Extension
  • Zaire Parrotte, CRFS
  • Lindsey Scalera, CRFS

Tags: center for regional food systems, cultivate michigan, farm to institution, farm to school, mfin virtual network meeting, michigan farm to institution network, michigan farm to school, michigan good food


Authors

Colleen Matts

Colleen Matts
matts@msu.edu

Mariel Borgman

Mariel Borgman
mborgm@msu.edu

Garrett Ziegler

Garrett Ziegler
zieglerg@msu.edu

Noel Bielaczyc

Noel Bielaczyc
bielacz1@msu.edu

Zaire Parrotte

Zaire Parrotte
zaire@msu.edu

Abbey Palmer

Abbey Palmer
palmerab@msu.edu

Lindsey Scalera

Lindsey Scalera
scaleral@msu.edu

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