Discussions are under way for the 2012U.S. Farm Bill is being discussed. Groups around the state are offering opportunities to learn about what the Farm Bill can offer farmers, ecologists, researchers and how it can impact our whole food system. If you are interested in learning about the Farm Bill and perhaps even help to shape the future Farm Bill you may want to attend some of the presentations, working groups, and/or networks being formed to address stakeholder priorities and bring them into focus for our legislatures.

 An upcoming event is being offered by Food System Economic Partnership, a non profit serving South-East Michigan…


The 2012 Farm Bill: What does it mean for southeast Michigan? 

FSEP will host a Farm Bill community forum on Wednesday, August 10 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Please join us for this free event intended to inform community members about key issues surrounding the Farm Bill, discuss why the Farm Bill is important to us in southeast Michigan, and learn how we can all effectively advocate for a Farm Bill that represents our best interests. The forum will take place in the Community Room at the Whittaker Branch of the Ypsilanti District Library, located at 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. The event is free and snacks will be provided. Welcome and sign-in begins at 6:00pm, and presentations will start at 6:30pm. This is a great opportunity to come learn more about the Farm Bill and voice your opinion! To RSVP, please visit


Vicki Morrone

C. S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems

Outreach Specialist for Organic Vegetable and Field Crops

303 Natural Resources

East Lansing, MI 48824

517-353-3542/517-282-3557 (cell)

517-353-3834 (Fax)



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