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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Deadline to Register for the Michigan Farm to School Trainings

One last reminder that the MI Farm to School Trainings are happening this month and the deadline to register is this Friday, September 19th. Hope to see you at the trainings! 

Sincerely, Julia 

We are excited to inform you that the MI Farm to School Trainings are getting ready! These trainings are a great opportunity for schools, early childcare programs, farmers, and other organizations interested in learning about farm to school or farm to early childcare and preschool. Below is a list of the locations and times for the trainings across the state. There is also a link for you to register for the location in which you would like to attend. Just click on the link to register. 

Please share with those who may be interested and contact me if you have any questions. 

Look forward to seeing you at the trainings! 

MI Farm to School Training Locations 


MSU Extension Office

1 Tuscola Street




September 22nd, 12:30 to 4:30 in the main conference room

Saint Ignace

Little Bear East Arena and Conference Center

275 Marquette Street

St. Ignace



September 23rd, 12:30 to 4:30 in the conference room in the community center


Catherine Ferguson Academy

2750 Selden Street




September 26th, 9:30 to 3:30 training will be held in the gymnasium

Lunch will be provided

Guest speakers include Vanessa Zajfen, Farm to School Regional Lead, Midwest of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Amy Rosenthal of School Food FOCUS and Ashley Atkinson of Keep Growing Detroit




Hilt Building

427 W Western

Frauenthal Center



September 30th, 9:30 to 3:00 in Johnson Hall

Lunch will be provided

An additional presentation on Cultivate Michigan, a local food purchasing campaign of the Michigan Farm to Institution Network, will be provided.


Photo Courtesy of Detroit Food Warriors 

Julia Smith, PhD
Farm to School Specialist 
Center for Regional Food Systems

Department of Community Sustainability
Michigan State University
480 Wilson Rd, Rm 309
East Lansing, MI 48824


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