Michigan Statewide Organizing

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Information about Michigan Statewide Organizing

Published on March 23, 2009

Author: farmtoschool

Source: slideshare.net

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From the short course "Organizing Farm to School Statewide: Collaboration Models for Program, Policy, and Success of Scale" at the Farm to Cafeteria Conference. Thursday, March 13, 2009. Portland, OR.

Contact Colleen Matts at matts@msu.edu for more information.

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Colleen Matts Farm to School Specialist C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems Michigan State University

C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems at MSU Mission Engage communities in applied research and outreach to promote sustainable food systems Goal Improve access and availability of locally-produced food Current Activities Farm to School Farmers Markets Hoop Houses for Season Extension Michigan Youth Farm Stand Project Organic Agriculture Production Sustainable Food Business Development Kellogg Food and Fitness Initiative

Mission

Engage communities in applied research

and outreach to promote sustainable food systems

Goal

Improve access and availability of locally-produced food

Current Activities

Farm to School

Farmers Markets

Hoop Houses for Season Extension

Michigan Youth Farm Stand Project

Organic Agriculture Production

Sustainable Food Business Development

Kellogg Food and Fitness Initiative

Michigan Farm to School Farm to School programs began in northwest Michigan Traverse City Area Public Schools Michigan Land Use Institute Conducted Farm to School survey of Michigan food service directors 2004 C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems Michigan Department of Education

Michigan Farm to School 2005 Convened Farm to School Coalition Meetings Governor Granholm signed Executive Order establishing Michigan Food Policy Council Food System Economic Partnership launched in southeast Michigan 5 County Administrators C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems MFPC Executive Coordinator MSU Extension

Michigan Farm to School 2006 Michigan Food Policy Council published Report of Recommendations 2007 Food System Economic Partnership hires Farm to School Coordinator C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems hires Farm to School Specialist

Michigan Farm to School 2008 Farm to School Conference held in Northwest Michigan Michigan Land Use Institute Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District Rep. Gonzalez introduced bill to raise small purchase threshold Farm to School bill package introduced

Michigan Farm to School 2008 Michigan Farm to School Website launched Purchasing Michigan Products: A Step-By-Step Guide released Traverse City Area Public Schools Food System Economic Partnership Lakeview School District (Battle Creek) Beth Collins, Chef/Consultant C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems Michigan Department of Education School Nutrition Association of Michigan

Michigan Farm to School 2008 House and Senate Agriculture Committee hearings held for Farm to School bills Food System Economic Partnership Michigan Land Use Institute Center for Economic Security Cherry Capital Foods Distributor School Food Service Directors Farmers Governor Granholm Signed Farm to School bills C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems

Michigan Farm to School Contact Colleen Matts Farm to School Specialist C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems Michigan State University [email_address] www.mifarmtoschool.msu.edu

Contact

Colleen Matts

Farm to School Specialist

C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems

Michigan State University

[email_address]

www.mifarmtoschool.msu.edu

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