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Monday, April 12, 2021

Work with us on farm to institution programs in Michigan!

Multicolored carrot sticks and broccoli florets in an institutional food service setting
Join the CRFS team!
The Farm to Institution Fellow will play an important role supporting and advancing collaboration in Michigan's farm to institution programs.
We are seeking a self-motivated, resourceful, and committed early-career candidate to bring creative vision to an existing, strong foundation of relationships, programs, and learnings to support and shape farm to institution programs in Michigan.

Our farm to institution work is highly collaborative. This position will work closely with the CRFS senior farm to institution specialist to collaborate with partners from state agencies, MSU Extension, community-based organizations, institutions, potential funding agencies, and national partners.

The person in this role will support outreach, research, and project coordination for ongoing farm to institution projects, including:
  • Michigan Farm to Institution Network,
  • Michigan Farm to School,
  • Cultivate Michigan,
  • 10 Cents a Meal, and
  • An Anchor Innovations project to support Michigan hospitals and healthcare systems implement local food procurement.

This ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in community food systems, public health, nutrition, community development, food policy, or a related field and at least two years of work experience in a professional or academic setting.

Find the full position description on our website and on the MSU Careers Portal (posting #697310). Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, May 5.

Questions about the position or search process should be directed to Rich Pirog, Director, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems at

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