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Webinar: Shared Measurement Project

Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm EST

This webinar will provide a summary of what the Michigan Good Food Charter Shared Measurement Project has so far learned through the key informant interview process. More than 40 people representing more than 30 Michigan organizations and agencies have been or will be interviewed by the time of the webinar. This will also be an opportunity for you to provide more feedback on how to proceed with prioritizing shared measures and methodologies (along w Good Food Charter goals) and running a pilot project spring and summer 2015.

To register for the webinar or for more information, contact Rich Pirog rspirog@msu.edu or Kathleen Reed reedkat7@msu.edu.

Food Hub News from Michigan

The Center for Regional Food Systems at MSU has recently produced some very useful resources on food hub and food systems development — and the latest is no exception. The Michigan Food Hub Network is a learning community that helps Michigan food hubs to meet their business goals by working cooperatively with public and private partners. The Michigan Food Hub Network: A Case Study in Building Effective Networks for Food System Change (pdf) provides an overview of the network’s creation, implementation, short-term outcomes, and lessons learned in the first 30 months of operation. Download the pdf



The local food movement

Setting the stage for good food

From our friends at the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems:

This publication provides a brief history of the U.S. local food movement and its link to “good food” – food that is healthy, affordable, fair, and green – within the contexts of food access and health, food justice and sovereignty, the environment, and racial equity. The publication also contains a timeline that provides a sample of important U.S. events, policies, and statistics over the past 70 years that mark the growth of local food through the lens of the four elements of good food. Download the report [pdf]…