Dear Listserve Subscribers,
I am sorry about the typos in the earlier email. Here is a revised announcement.
Programs for Michigan Farmers
Lia Spanilo, a graduate student at Michigan State University, has recently put together a brochure, “Eco-Label Programs for Michigan Farmers” to assist farmers in determining which, if any, are appropriate and beneficial for their operations. It describes some more established labels, as well as some that are in development. It also has a checklist that summarizes the broad criteria embodied in each label.
Most of the 130 eco-labels summarized in this brochure are also available to farmers in other US states. These include: American Grassfed, American Humane Certified, American Welfare Approved, Certified Humane Raised & Handled, Certified Naturally Grown, Demeter Biodynamic, Domestic Fair Trade, Family Farmed, Food Alliance, Predator Friendly, Protected Harvest, Select Michigan and USDA Organic.
Here is a link to the brochure www.msu.edu/%7Ehowardp/ecolabelspamphlet.pdfIf you would like to access a searchable archive of the all the previous Mich-Organic listserv postings copy this URL and paste in your browser address field http://list.msu.edu/archives/mich-organic.html