Michigan Beginning Farmer Initiatives Webinar

Michigan Beginning Farmer Initiatives

Michigan Beginning Farmer Initiatives Webinar Archive

This Michigan Beginning Farmer Initiatives webinar features representatives from a variety of Michigan-based beginning farmer initiatives giving two-minute overviews of their programs. Twenty programs from across the state are represented. The goal of the webinar is to increase awareness of beginning farmer initiatives in Michigan, as well as to encourage collaboration and sharing of resources among those involved.

Sponsors are MSU CRFS, MSU Student Organic Farm, MSU North Farm, Tollgate Farm, and MIFFS.

Michigan Map of Webinar Participants

The Michigan Beginning Farmer Initiatives Webinar is hosted by:

    • Rich Pirog Director, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems, Department of Community Sustainability
    • Donny Comer, CSUS Graduate Student

Watch the Webinar on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp4OBfz1u-I


Michigan’s Emerging Farmers

Farm & Farmer Development

Providing training and developing tools to increase new farm success by working to make farming a more prosperous, secure, and sustainable career choice for Michigan’s many beginning and emerging farmers.

MSU Student Organic Farm

Farm & Farmer Development

A 15-acre, certified organic year-round teaching and production farm providing learning opportunities through courses in organic farming, interdisciplinary experiential educational activities, and research opportunities.

About the Center for Regional Food Systems – Program Sponsor

Our vision is a thriving economy, equity, and sustainability for Michigan, the country, and the planet through food systems rooted in local regions and centered on Good Food: food that is healthy, green, fair, and affordable. Our mission 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.

We join in MSU’s pioneering legacy of applied research, education, and outreach. We do this by catalyzing collaboration and fostering innovation among the diverse range of people, processes, and places involved in regional food systems. Working in local, state, national, and global spheres, our projects span from farm to fork, including production, processing, distribution, policy, access and more.

We believe in collective impact: the idea that complex social problems are best solved when organizations in diverse sectors actively commit to a common agenda. To this end, we function as a collective impact “backbone organization,” convening partners across the state to promote food that is healthy, green, fair and affordable.

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