The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems engages the people of Michigan, the United States and the world in developing regionally integrated, sustainable food systems. Their website offers resources ranging from briefs and fact sheets to videos and a webinar series on topics such as institutional sourcing of local food, farm-to-school, farmers markets, and social justice in the food system.
Monthly webinars offered through the AMSTA project will take place from November 2018 through May 2019, and will cover topics including:
- Institutional Sales and Dining Service Contractors
- Retail Metrics
- Farmers Market Promotion
- Reporting with Results: How to plan, create, and deliver grant reports that pave the way for future funding
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In the meantime, check out the webinar below (recorded in 2014) on the role of local cooperatives in food systems development, and the list of archived webinars offered by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service.
Webinar on November 15, 2018 introducing the AMSTA project, the website, resources, and the partnership with the Wallace Center’s Food System Leadership Network and the discussion group for FMPP & LFPP grantees.
Webinar on December 5, “Institutional Sales: High Volume, High Hurdles” with Sarah Fritschner. If your organization is looking get local food into institutions such as schools or hospitals, you’ll want to view this webinar.
January 16 webinar
“Understanding & Improving Your Customer Expansion or Retention Strategy”
What are you trying to achieve with your FMPP grant? Add more new customers? Increase sales of those already shopping? Which demographic are you targeting and why?
Join us as Darlene Wolnik discusses steps to creating a focused strategy that will help you meet your FMPP goals.
February 19 webinar
“Convening Events: An Effective Tool for Matchmaking and Raising Public Awareness”
Ann Karlen, University of Vermont, Kitchen Table Consultants and former Executive Director, Fair Food Philadelphia