People who grow, process, distribute, market, prepare or eat food.
People connected or wanting to connect to the food industry, public health, economic development, planning, school food, environmental protection, the media, agriscience education, or state and local governance.
People who want to actively support good food in Michigan.
This is a follow-up of the work started in 2010 by groups around the state. WE NEED YOUR INPUT to Continue this work and make it a lasting effort!
For info on what was discussed at the first summit please visit https://www.michiganfood.org/ for the reports.
This summit will offer …
The 2012 Michigan Good Food Summit provides an opportunity to network, hear success stories and strategize with others to advance a food system based on good food - food that is healthy, green, fair and affordable.
The agenda for June 14, 2012 starts at the Lansing Center, downtown Lansing, with coffee and networking time at 8:15am then welcome and opening remarks at 9:00am. The day will close with breakout groups reporting out through 4:30pm, followed by open-network time until 5:15pm. The summit will include:
|To download the full agenda, click HERE.|
Please note: when you register you will be asked to choose one of 7 strategy sessions to participate in during the summit. Session descriptions are as follows.
All strategy sessions will involve three separate time periods over the course of the day:
1. Creating a local purchasing campaign and on-line tracking system
This session will explore the idea of a website devoted to encouraging Michigan businesses, institutions and individuals to commit to purchasing a portion of their food locally and showcasing the extent of commitments made and local food purchased.
2. Building new and beginning farmer capacity
This session will look at how to expand access to financing, education, land access and other resources needed to support new and beginning farmers in Michigan.
3. Developing food hubs
This session will look at building the capacity of existing and new food hubs through seed funding opportunities, coordinated technical assistance, and participation in a food hub learning and innovation network
4. Expanding and securing long-term funding for Double Up Food Bucks
This session will look at ways to build on and expand the Double Up Food Bucks program (which matches money that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programusers spend at farmers markets up to $20/day), including replicating at other sites, securing long-term funding and/or extending to the retail setting.
5. Expanding “good food” career and curriculum resources for youth This session will work to identify strategies to 1) increase access to preK-12 curriculum tools and resources that support “good food” exposure and literacy and 2) improve youth entrepreneurship and career development pathways.
6. Replicating and expanding healthy retail initiatives
This session will look to replicate and expand successful healthy retail initiatives, both in Michigan and elsewhere, in order to increase access tohealthy food for Michigan residents, particularly in underserved communities of both urban and rural areas.
7. Investing in niche meat, poultry and other food processing infrastructure
Informed by the work of recent agricultural and food processing meetings in Michigan, this session will identify and prioritize strategies for building the capacity of this important industry.
The registration price, including lunch and parking, is:
To register, please click HERE to complete a form for each person who will be attending. You can pay online with either a credit card or electronic check. If you are mailing a check, please make it out to Michigan State University and send to:
|Diane Drago, Summit Coordinator|
|Diversified Management Services, LLC|
|620 Hall Street|
|Eaton Rapids, MI 48827|
Charter buses will be available to transport people to and from the summit at no charge from locations across Michigan (subject to sufficient interest). If you live in or near one of these locations and would be interested in taking a bus, please get in touch with the appropriate local coordinator.
Note: You must sign-up for a bus with a local coordinator by May 25. If there is not sufficient interest, the buses will be cancelled. Bus seats will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis.
We have reserved a block of rooms for the night of June 13 at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Lansing, directly across from the Lansing Center where the summit will be held.
Please make reservations directly with Radisson reservations at 1-800-333-3333 or with the hotel at 517-482-0188.
Reservations may also be made by logging on to our web address at www.radisson.com/lansingmi. Use the promotional code: FOOD12 to receive the discounted group rate.