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Food & Health

Center for Regional Food Systems

Animal Agriculture


  • Sanitation guidance vary by regulatory agency for small and very small meat and poultry establishments

    Published on November 20, 2019
    Areas of overlap exist among regulatory agencies for facility sanitation guidance in ready-to-eat facilities, but some are more stringent.

  • Turning Personal Skills into Income

    Published on June 19, 2019
    Exploring ways farm families can turn their technical, trade and management skills into supplemental income-producing opportunities.

  • Creating a spending plan

    Published on June 19, 2019
    For farmers dealing with variable income, low commodity prices and increasing debt, a spending plan can be a useful tool in managing farm family finances or their household (nonbusiness) finances.

  • Helping Farmers Understand Net Worth

    Published on June 19, 2019
    This quick guide helps farmers understand their net worth, a net worth statement, why it is important, what you can learn from it and a sample net worth statement to fill out.

  • How to cultivate a productive mindset

    Published on June 19, 2019
    A guide that includes helpful mindset tactics including using self-talk, breathing, and acceptance.

  • Managing stress for farmers and farm families

    Published on June 19, 2019
    Simple techniques and reminders as you deal with stress.

  • Youth farm stress

    Published on June 19, 2019
    Detailing warning signs of stress in youth and ways you can help the youth in your life, whether you are a parent, guardian or just a friend.

  • How to Talk with Farmers Under Stress

    Published on June 19, 2019
    Warning signs of stress and ways you can help a farmer you know who is going through a difficult time and showing signs of stress. Includes steps to take if you think a near-term crisis is likely.

  • How stress affects you

    Published on June 19, 2019
    A helpful list detailing how stress affects your body, your thoughts, your feelings and what you do.

  • Risk management: Selecting insurance

    Published on June 19, 2019
    A three-step guide to select the right insurance for your farm and current situation.

  • Coping with Grief after Losing the Farm

    Published on June 19, 2019
    Steps you can take to help work through the grief associated with losing a farm.

  • Understanding Credit and Debt

    Published on June 19, 2019
    Helping farm families in financial distress understand the fundamentals of credit and debit, including credit scores and how to manage debt.

  • Navigating the Food Pantry with Diabetes

    Published on October 31, 2018
    If you have diabetes, it can be difficult to navigate the food pantry, food sodium content and portions. Use this guide to help.

  • Keeping Food Safe Before and After a Flood (E3366)

    Published on February 23, 2018
    When a natural disaster such as a flood strikes a community, the risk of getting a foodborne illness increases. Take the proper precautions before and after a flood to ensure the safety of your food.

  • Apple Cultivars for Production of Hard Cider in Michigan (E3364)

    Published on December 15, 2017
    This bulletin reviews existing information on cider apple cultivars evaluated for production in Michigan and provides additional trait information for other potential cider apple cultivars.

  • Selling Safe Food: The Michigan Cottage Food Law (E3363)

    Published on December 6, 2017
    The Michigan Cottage Food Law took effect in July 2010. This law gives small-scale entrepreneurs the opportunity to make and market specific foods from their home kitchens. It allows $25,000 per year per household in total sales before expenses.

  • Rebuilding a Healthy Mindset

    Published on July 31, 2017
    Having the right mindset can help us get back on track when we lose our way, and improve stress management and our ability to handle change.

  • A Guide to Home Water Treatment bulletin (E3342)

    Published on April 11, 2017
    Are you wondering about home water treatment? This bulletin discusses common options available to homeowners to help ensure safe drinking water.

  • Making Healthy Choices: Week 01

    Published on January 25, 2017
    What are healthy choices? You hear the word “healthy” everywhere these days, promoting everything from food products to weight-loss programs. So what do we mean when we talk about making healthy choices?

  • Making Healthy Choices: Week 03

    Published on January 23, 2017
    Love your veggies. “Vegetable” is not a dirty word, although you should make sure to wash the dirt off any fresh produce you are preparing to eat. Vegetables are not the most popular food group, but they are an important part of a healthy diet.