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Friday, May 24, 2019

Upcoming Farm to Institution Learning Opportunities


See below for two farm to institution learning opportunities coming up next week!



National Farm to Institution Metrics Collaborative Webinar Series: Local Food in Government Statistics

WHEN: 3:30 – 4:00 pm EST (12:30-1:00 PST) on Tuesday, May 28, 2019

WHERE: GoToWebinar

Register here


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 next webinar in this series, Jeff O'Hara from USDA Agricultural Market Service will provide a snapshot of how data collection around local food has advanced in recent years at the national level. He will dive into the recently released Census of Agriculture and share how the results are improving our understanding of local food markets within the past five years. O'Hara will also identify trends in local food market activity that are not currently being captured by existing federal government statistics.




The Michigan Farm to Institution Network and the Michigan Local Food Council Network are happy to co-host a special presentation of the National Farm to School Network's Racial and Social Equity Assessment Tool for Farm to School Programs and Policy.

WHEN: 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST on Thursday, May 30, 2019


Register here


In this upcoming webinar, National Farm to School Network (NFSN) staff members will share their assessment tool that helps to identify inequities embedded within programs and policy and support decision-making to advance racial and social equity. Guest speakers are Helen Dombalis, Executive Director, and Alena Paisano, Program Manager of Seed Change in Native Communities, both from NFSN. 


Space is limited so register soon! A video recording of the presentation will be made available in June.


This virtual presentation will be held on Zoom. Once you register, you will get the link to join the upcoming meeting at the appointed time and date. If you haven't used Zoom before, you can click here to download the app or the web browser client.



Enjoy the holiday weekend,


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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