MIFFS is a statewide nonprofit with a mission to connect beginning and historically underserved farmers to each other and resource opportunities; ensuring social justice, environmental stewardship, and profitability. We leverage strategic, highly collaborative partnerships to create and enable networks of small-scale urban and rural farms that give rise to a resilient local food system. Our work supports entrepreneurial farm business development by serving as the bridge between the resources of USDA service providers, knowledge of subject matter experts, and wisdom from diverse communities throughout Michigan.
As MIFFS grows to fit the diverse needs of our communities, we also provide assistance in the form of various services. Through our reflections on our strategic plan, conversations with our members and observations in the fields, we are building our services to best support the beginning and historically underserved population of farmers in Michigan.