Extension Educator, Community Development
Brenda E. Derrick
Extension Educator, Nutrition and Wellness
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
April 30, 2009
Watch your mail for the 2009 Local Flavors Newsletter. This edition includes a local food guide to help you locate farmers and great food. If you do not receive one in the mail stop by the Extension office to pick yours up.
April 17, 2009
Beginningfarmers.org is an effort to create a knowledge and networking resource for farmers and potential farmers, educators, activists, and policy makers interested in promoting small, diverse, locally-based, sustainable farm enterprises.
By bringing together information and individuals we hope to provide a forum for sharing and disseminating ideas which facilitate the process of starting new farms.
This project is part of an outreach and research project conducted by Taylor Reid and Jim Bingen in the Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation, and Resource Studies at Michigan State University.
April 9, 2009
April 21, 2009, 11:30 - 12:30 p.m., C.T. at the Adams County Extension office
Localization strategies often characterize sustainability efforts, and nothing is more central to our lives than the food we eat. Building a local sustainable food economy has implications related to local spending choices, nutrition and health, the development of strong linkages between rural and urban areas, creation of local jobs, land use patterns, and community regeneration. Learn about this rapidly growing sustainability strategy - through examples and best practices - and how it is helping to reshape our food system and our communities.
April 2, 2009