Fostering Farm-to-MSU Efforts: Research to Guide Closer Ties with Michigan Agriculture


August 31, 2010 - Getachew Abatekassa, David S. Conner & <>

The specific objective of this study was to learn about current local food purchasing practices at MSU and develop options and models that could enhance and strengthen MSU’s engagement in buying local and Michigan-produced food items.  The study, conducted by researchers from the C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems (now CRFS) at MSU and the MSU Product Center and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, focuses on UFDS’s organizational structure, procurement policies and approaches, supply chain structure, current buy-local practices and future opportunities.



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