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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

SAVE-THE-DATE! Joint Network Meeting, Reception & Tours: July 13 & 14, 2016

Get your network on!


Join us for the second joint meeting of the Michigan Farm to Institution Network (MFIN) and the Michigan Food Hub Network. This summer, partners from Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC) will host us and share emerging and innovative work at the new Bronson Healthy Living Campus. This unique event will span two days in beautiful downtown Kalamazoo, with afternoon walking tours and networking reception on July 13th, followed by the main joint meeting on July 14th. Attend one or all events to cultivate connections and collaboration across networks! A full agenda and more details are coming soon, but see plans for the meeting activities listed below.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

  •  2 pm – Walking tours of KVCC’s new Food Innovation Center and Culinary & Allied Health Building, and Bronson Hospital’s food service program
  • 5 pm – Networking reception with food and brews… Location in Downtown Kalamazoo TBD


Thursday, July 14, 2016

  • The full meeting program from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm will include what’s happening in the the Kalamazoo area food system, the latest food safety news, incubator kitchens and their role in meeting demand for processed local foods, and opportunities to source and market Michigan products through Cultivate Michigan featured foods. Coffee and lunch will be provided. Registration is required.

Please follow this link to register for this two day event. Hope to see you there!

The Planning Committee,

Colleen Matts – MFIN
Lindsey Scalera — MFIN
Noel Bielaczyc — MI Food Hub Network
Rich Pirog — MI Food Hub Network
Marty Gerencer — MI Food Hub Network
Rachel Chadderdon Bair — KVCC Food Innovation Center
Mariel Borgman — MSU Extension

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