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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Upcoming Farm to Institution Learning Opportunities

Virtual Network Meeting - Michigan Farm to Institution Network

10 am – 12 noon on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 (Zoom)

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Register to participate in our first MFIN virtual network meeting of the year (rescheduled from March) on April 17th from 10-12 noon. Our guest speaker is Erin Caudell from MIFMA who will share more about the new Hoophouse Production and Marketing Guide that was developed with information gathered from the Hoophouses for Health program. We'll also share evaluation results from the 2017-2018 year of 10 Cents a Meal and the 2019 network calendar including story banking and featured foods. Learn more about MFIN and join the network at




National Farm to Institution Metrics Collaborative Webinar Series: Local Food Procurement – Definitions are Pivotal

3:30 – 4:00 pm EST on Thursday,  April 25, 2019 (GoToWebinar)

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In this new series, each 30-minute webinar will feature a different Collaborative member and a tool or program they have used to measure farm to institution efforts. In the third webinar in this series, Dr. Lilian Brislen of the Food Connection at the University Kentucky will demonstrate the importance of identifying the 'what' and 'why' when establishing local food definitions and metrics. Drawing on six years of the University's first private dining contract, Brislen will share strategies, metrics, and hard-won lessons in developing effective local procurement initiatives at public institutions.




Colleen Matts

Farm to Institution Specialist | Core Partner, National Farm to School Network

Center for Regional Food Systems | Michigan State University

480 Wilson Rd | Rm 302B Natural Resources Building | East Lansing, MI 48824

(p) 517.432.0310 |

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