Spotlight on CFS: Michigan State University Extension Community Food Systems Work Group

Join the UW-Extension Community Food Systems Community of Practice Spotlight Series on Tuesday June 23 to learn more about what kind of Extension-led Community Food Systems work is happening in Michigan! Maybe you can even take away a few good ideas to implement in your own county!

Title: Michigan State University Extension Community Food Systems Work Group

  • Julia Darnton, Extension Educator, Community Food Systems
  • Garrett Ziegler, Extension Educator, Community Food Systems

When: Tuesday June 23 – 1:00 to 2:00pm
Where: Blackboard Collaborate:

No pre-registration required – but please join 5-10 minutes prior to give yourself time to get connected. Before trying to connect, please confirm that your system’s browser is compatible with Blackboard Collaborate: Test your system’s browser compatibility.

Description: Join colleagues from Michigan State University Extension Community Food Systems Work Group to learn about the projects and work of that team. Julia Darnton and Garrett Ziegler co-lead the team whose members are engaged with:  beginning farmer education (example of recent beginning farmer webinar), developing farm to institution links, supporting food hubs, CSAs and farmers markets, developing food processing innovation districts, a small diversified farm Group GAP pilot in the Upper Peninsula, creating tools for community and school gardens and supporting local food policy councils. They are also interested in pulling together a meeting of food systems colleagues from the region and would like to hear from UWEX colleagues about the kind of training or education that would draw interest among multiple state’s colleagues.

View past and future 2015 Spotlight Series presentations: 2015 Spotlight Series