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Friday, February 10, 2017

MI Farm to School news

Happy Friday!

See below for this week's news and upcoming events. Hope to see many of your pictures of the Michigan Cherry Slurp on Tuesday!

  • Michigan Cherry Slurp – February 14, 2017
    • The Michigan Cherry Slurp is just two days away! Join us in celebration Michigan tart cherries by slurping them in a celebratory smoothie (or another treat of your choice). Be sure to take lots of pictures and sent them to
  • Farm to ECE Webinar: Purchasing local food from your broadline distributor – February 23, 2017 1:00 pm
    • This webinar will cover the basics of how to use a broadline distributor to purchase local foods. Please note the date change is now Thursday February 23. Register at the link above.

  • Grants Available for Michigan's Specialty Groups – deadline Thursday April 6, 2017
    • The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development are accepting proposals for up to 100,000 in funds to enhance the competitiveness of Michigan's specialty crops. Grants should be submitted to 
  • Job: Garden Attendant – Detroit Public School Office of School Nutrition
    • Seasonal, part time position to support assist maintaining farms and school gardens operated by Detroit School Garden Collaborative.
  • Research Position Center for Rural Studies – VT – Deadline
    • The Center for Rural Studies is seeking a candidate to aid in the development, implementation, and management of research projects.
  • Food Corps – deadline March 15
    • Apply to be a FoodCorps service member! You'll get paid to dedicate one to two years of service to the challenging work of growing healthier bodies, healthier minds, and a more just world.

Thanks for all you do,

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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