The MIFFS Council is our organizations governing body, made up of 11 members and our executive director. Council members come from all across the state and include representatives from all realms of food systems, including growers, environmental and conservation interests and consumers. They bring skills and experience in farming, farmers markets, sustainable agriculture, state government, value chains, entrepreneurs, educators, marketing and resource experts and more. One thing they all have in common is a passion for the sustainable agriculture, local food systems and the viability of small farms.
MIFFS Current Council
Top row, left to right includes: Joe Colyn, Battle Creek ~ Jennifer Silveri, Charlotte ~ Alex Bryan, Lansing ~ and Marilyn Nefer Ra Barber, Detroit
Bottom row, left to right includes: Adam Ingrao, Lansing ~ Natasha Lantz, Marquette ~ Laurajeanne Safford Kehn, Frankenmuth ~ Evan Smith, Traverse City ~ and Shakara Tyler, East Lansing ~
Not pictured here are Cary Junior, Royal Oak and Nicolas Welty, Northport