Number of Programs: 3
Center for Regional Food Systems, Room 303, 480 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI 48824
The Michigan Organic Farming Exchange site offers agricultural producers and farmers with technical information and guidance to manage soil, grow organic crops and identify profitable markets. The exchange provides information to farmers and consumers interested in understanding organic production methods and suggests ways to successfully transition conventional production to organic-certified or not.
Natural Resources Building, 480 Wilson Rd, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.
The goal of the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems is to engage the people of Michigan, the United States and the world in applied research, education and outreach to develop regionally integrated, sustainable food systems. It strives to:
- Partner across Michigan to advance the goals of the Michigan Good Food Charter.
- Educate new generations to lead regional food systems research and practice.
- Cultivate and support communities of practice around emerging regional food systems issues and opportunities.
- Increase the visibility of and access to MSU resources that support regional good food systems.
- Expand the resource base for regional food systems applied research, education and outreach.
- Develop farmers and farms for regional food systems
- Expand and coordinate engagement of MSU faculty and staff in interdisciplinary regional food systems applied research, education, and outreach.
The Organic Farming Mentor Program is an opportunity for experienced organic farmers to support those new to the practice through education and instruction. We are seeking farmers (both certified and non-certified) to participate in our program, and share their knowledge with others.