MIFFS takes on programs that are vital to the success of our mission to advance and sustain food and farming in which agricultural
productivity, environmental stewardship and profitability reinforce
each other for the benefit of Michigan's communities.
Current Programs and Projects:
Multicultural Farmers Program: connects limited resource, family farmers to important resources, production information, technical assistance and marketing opportunities.
Covert Healthy Snacks Project: helps Covert-area small farms improve their marketing and business plans while providing fresh, local fruits and vegetables for Covert Public Schools students.
Michigan Farmers Market Association: advances farmers markets to create a thriving marketplace for local food and farm products, places farmers markets at the forefront of the local food movement and works to ensure all residents have access to healthy, locally grown food.
Assisting family farmers, including limited resource (multicultural), underserved farmers to develop entrepreneurial business, marketing, production and management skills to sustain their farming operations.
Growing market opportunities by linking consumers, communities and farmers.
Supporting agricultural stewardship and sustainable production.
Informing and influencing public policy and institutional decisions that impact family farms.