Michigan Food & Farming Systems (MIFFS)


East Lansing, Michigan

Michigan Food & Farming Systems (MIFFS)

Michigan Food & Farming Systems (MIFFS) is a statewide, non-profit organization whose purpose is to improve Michigan's triple bottom line: our economy, our environment and the social well-being of our communities through sustainable agriculture Initiatives.

Some of MIFFS' projects and successes include:

* Promoting the Multicultural Farmers Program, which has reached nearly 300 limited resource farmers, helping 60% of them to improve their farming operation, economic viability and resource connections. * Developing the Michigan Farmers Market Association, with more than150 members, which helps farmers markets thrive as marketplaces for local food and farm products. * Initiating two kitchen incubators in Hart and Bad Axe, which have helped more than 60 agripreneurs develop new products. * Coordinating the Hoophouse Program to extend Michigan?¯?¿?½?�??¯?¯?¿?½?�??¿?¯?¿?½?�??½?�??¯ï¿½??¿ï¿½??½??¯?¿?½?�??¢ï¿½??¯ï¿½??¿ï¿½??½??¯?¿?½?�??¯ï¿½??¯ï¿½??¿ï¿½??½??¯?¿?½?�??¿ï¿½??¯ï¿½??¿ï¿½??½??¯?¿?½?�??½?�??¯ï¿½??¿ï¿½??½??¯?¿?½?�??¯ï¿½??¯ï¿½??¿ï¿½??½??¯?¿?½?�??¿ï¿½??¯ï¿½??¿ï¿½??½??¯?¿?½?�??½?s growing season with Michigan State University (MSU). * Establishing the Food & Agri Innovation Center, which grew into the MSU Product Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources and has served more than 1,400 customers and aided nearly 100 new ventures. * Co-hosting the "Select Michigan Day" farmers markets, which bring more than 50 vendors and thousands of attendees to the Capitol lawn to purchase Michigan products. * Coordinating the Meet the Buyers event, where 100 Michigan growers met with buyers to initiate new values-based supply chains. * Facilitating discussions about state policy and informing legislative decisions on family farms, sustainable agriculture and local food. * Sponsoring conferences, workshops and seminars that have served more than 4,500 participants over the past eleven years.

Learn more or join us in sustaining local food and family farms in Michigan by contacting us at (517) 432-0712.

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Listing last updated on Oct 13, 2009

MIFFS Annual Harvest Celebration: A Local Food Dinner and Benefit Auction Thursday, October 29, 2009 from 6-9 p.m. Woldumar Nature Center's R.E. Olds Rotary Barn 5739 Old Lansing Rd, Lansing, MI 48719

We cordially invite you to celebrate another year of local food, family farmers and Michigan's rich agricultural heritage and enjoy a relaxed evening of networking and great, local food! Tickets are $50 per person.




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