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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Michigan Farm to School Webinar Series

Save the date for the first two webinars in the spring Michigan Farm to School Webinar Series, co hosted by the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems and the Michigan Farm to Institution Network. Both webinars are free to attend with no registration required.


Sourcing Local Food: Understanding Procurement Rules and Regulations

January 25, 2016 2:00  3:30 pm

Federal and state food procurement regulations can be tricky to navigate. Join staff members from the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems' Michigan Farm to School program and the Michigan Department of Education for an in depth webinar on proper procurement procedures for sourcing local food for school and/or early childhood food programs, and learn tips and strategies for successfully navigating the process!


Garden to Cafeteria: Using on-site gardens to supply your meal programs

February 16, 2016 2:00  3:30 pm

Interested in getting more of your on-site garden's harvest into school and/or early childhood food programs meals? Last year, MSU CRFS released Garden to Cafeteria: A Step-by-Step Guide, which provided the framework for sourcing products from school gardens for use in food programs. Join us to learn more about garden to cafeteria programs and hear from practitioners in the field that are successfully using garden harvests in their procurement strategies. Featured speakers include Kaitlin Koch Wojciak of MSU Extension, Zaundra Wimberly of Detroit Public Schools, and Jennifer Dietrich of the West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science.


At the appointed times, both webinars can be accessed at:


Participant Code 690382

Further details will be released closer to the date. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Abby Harper
Farm to School Specialist
MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
480 Wilson Rd Rm 309 | East Lansing, MI 48824
(p) 517-432-4525 (f) 517-353-3834

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