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  • 2021 Michigan Virtual CSA Fair on Friday, February 26th

    The Michigan Statewide CSA Network, a collaboration between Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS), MSU Extension, and Taste the Local Difference, is excited to announce their upcoming Michigan virtual CSA Fair on February 26th. Those that would like to learn more about what a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share is, what their options are, and even find a CSA program in their area are invited to join this virtual open house. The Fair will feature two different drop-in Zoom sessions - a “lunch hour”, from 12-1pm, and a “happy hour” session from 5-6pm - for participants to explore local CSA programs. Participants can join regional breakout rooms to learn more about offerings in their area, or join a general information room to learn more about community supported agriculture broadly. Those interested in participating should register through MSU Extension: https://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?eventID=CF883E5B1EA654E1058FB0CFB4BDFBA7E730104902D5BC1BF230F7BBDF0029FA Kelly Wilson, the Director of Community Partners with Taste the Local Difference, says that “CSA programs are a unique opportunity for consumers to get to know a local farm while receiving a consistent supply of farm fresh produce throughout the growing season. Since shares are typically purchased in spring, they also help farmers with critical early season funds to purchase valuable inputs for the main growing season.” Kelly also adds that, “they are fun opportunities to try new-to-you foods and, while all CSAs are unique, many provide recipes and preparation tips to help you use your share.” Taste the Local Difference supports farms and CSA programs throughout Michigan. Their online directory of farms allows users to search for a CSA program by county, growing practices, farm certifications, and more. Additionally, their blog includes articles on seasonal recipes and how to make the most of a farm share. About Taste the Local Difference: Taste the Local Difference is Michigan’s local food marketing agency and media company. Since 2004, our mission has been to educate consumers about the value of local food, and support food and farming entrepreneurs in building successful, well-connected, and thoughtful businesses. Our passionate staff members provide curated marketing services to local food businesses throughout the state. Learn more at localdifference.org

  • Staff Highlight: Jen Silveri

    Jen Silveri is our Director of Field Operations at MIFFS and we would like to recognize all of her hard work to ensure our organization's mission. Read on to learn more about Jen and her constant work with MIFFS! "I have worked for MIFFS for 5 years as a Co-Director. Before working for MIFFS, I was actively engaged as a board member for an additional 5 years." "I am inspired by all of the amazing people I work alongside at MIFFS and all of the amazing and weird things I learn from them. I learn something new every day at work and get really excited to continue to learn more about our connections to the ecosystem. I love being able to exchange that knowledge, and get excited about it with people and cultures." "I believe climate change and land access are the biggest challenge facing agriculture today. I believe it is absolutely vital to work with the land, knowing its strengths and challenges and letting those guide what and how we farm. We need to think about how to leverage, incorporate and support the regeneration of naturally resilient features of the land that can support and enhance farming. We need to adjust our farming practices to be more in sync with natural systems rather than fighting against them. I strongly believe that one of the ways we do this is by looking to practices of other land stewards from different cultures and diverse climates, many of whom have lost access to the land or whom have had it stolen. Those voices usually have the most valuable things to teach us. We need to find better ways to support equitable access to land, seek opportunities to learn from each other and problem solve together." "If lawns were looked at as an agricultural crop, it would be the largest irrigated crop in the US. They are by large, managed by untrained homeowners who unlike farmers, are unregulated and often have no training/experience in nutrient or pest management." MIFFS would like to once again thank Jen for all of her dedication to help this organization run smoothly and thrive!

  • Insurance for Beekeepers

    On October 7, 2020, MIFFS Veterans in Agriculture Network Coordinator, Nick Kaminski and GreenStone Farm Credit Services, Philip Preston discussed what crop insurance options exist for beekeepers and the benefits of insuring apiaries. Philip is a beekeeper and an Insurance Specialist for Greenstone Farm Credit Services in west Michigan. Philip discussed eligibility requirements for beekeepers to access crop insurance policies including: Apiculture RI (API), Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP), Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm Raised Fish (ELAP), and the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP-2). A recording of the webinar can be viewed here. Check out the resources below to learn more! Other resources are available below: Greenstone Farm Credit Services Crop Insurance Guide USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) Apiculture Website USDA RMA Apiculture Insurance Fact Sheet USDA  Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) USDA Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) USDA Whole Farm Revenue Protection Fact Sheet

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  • Workshops

    Workshops & Webinars Updated Weekly July to December 2021: OEFFA Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series ​ Spread your wings this summer with workshops to help you start and grow your farm business, video replays which give you a taste of the OEFFA conference, and farm tours featuring Ohio’s community of inspiring, sustainable farmers! The 2021 OEFFA Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series features 10 recorded presentations from the 2021 OEFFA conference, four on-farm tours, and two workshop series designed to help early career farmers build legal resilience and established farmers transfer their land. More Monday Fruit IPM Webinars June 14, 2021, 9:30:00 PM Fruit integrated pest management (IPM) meetings are held for fruit growers in southwest Michigan nearly every Monday from early April through the end of June. Michigan State University Extension Educators Mark Longstroth, Bill Shane, and Mike Reinke will share their results from scouting orchards, vineyards and fields of small fruit with area growers to keep them up to date on emerging developments in the area. Faculty and specialists from MSU will provide timely information on selected fruit topics. More Michigan Cottage Food Law June 15, 2021, 6:00:00 PM Learn how to prepare and sell foods to the public under Michigan’s Cottage Food Law. This two-hour workshop combines education about the Michigan Cottage Food Law and the food safety aspects of preparing and selling cottage foods safely and successfully. Michigan Cottage Food Law allows residents to manufacture foods in home kitchens and storing those products at home. Topics include preparing, packaging, labeling, storing, and transporting cottage foods. More Understanding Federal Milk Marketing Orders and Current Dairy Risk Management Tools June 16, 2021, 4:00:00 PM This webinar will unpack the arcane terminology and process surrounding the administration of current FMMOs. It will explain in simple terms how the value of all milk ‘pooled’ in a FMMO’s designated marketing area, regardless of the products into which it is made (‘utilization’), is shared by its producers via the establishment of a uniform blended price. In addition, the common criticisms of present FMMO administration will be highlighted and explored. More Solarization and Biosolarization: Harnessing the Sun and Organic Matter to Control Weeds June 16, 2021, 5:00:00 PM Biosolarization is a new innovation in the realm of weed control. Different from the commonly known practice of solarization, which uses clear plastic sheeting on moist soil to thermally terminate a variety of pest species, biosolarization includes the use of organic matter in the form of compost, cover crops, manure or other materials such as pomace or nut hulls. The addition of organic matter can accelerate the process by encouraging anaerobic soil disinfestation. The carbon from organic material produces chemicals with bio-pesticidal activity. The combination of these natural chemicals and heat acts like a fumigant and eliminates soil-borne pests and weed species. This presentation will cover theoretical concepts as well as results from field trials. More Farming After Dark June 17, 2021, 1:30:00 AM Pollinators and beneficial insects play an essential role in the ecosystem. Pollinators are responsible for a high percentage of the foods we have available. There is a growing concern that the number of insect species, in recent years, have been declining at an alarming rate. Take a little time out of your busy schedule to learn about these important creatures! Join us on June 16, 2021, at 8:30 PM to learn about the Pollinators in our Ohio Backyards! More MSU Virtual Breakfast June 17, 2021, 11:00:00 AM MSU Extension specialists and educators are teaming up to bring agribusiness professionals and farmers a series of “Virtual Breakfast” meetings. These free, 30-minute online meetings will start your day off right with presentations on timely topics on crop and pest management and a weather summary and forecast. More Compost on the Farm June 17, 2021, 5:00:00 PM Santa Rosa Junior College's Sustainable Agriculture program, Shone Farm and the Sonoma Resource Conservation District invite the agriculture community to a free webinar focused on making and using compost on farms. More National Webinar about COVID-19 Disruptions to Food Supply Chains June 17, 2021, 6:00:00 PM A multi-region, multi-institution research and outreach team investigating the impact of COVID-19 on food and agricultural systems will host a free webinar those engaged in the food supply chain. This hour-long webinar is part of the Lessons from COVID-19: Positioning Regional Food Supply Chains for Future Pandemics, Natural Disasters and Human-made Crises project. The webinar will include a brief introduction of team members, a holistic project overview, survey tools used and example questions from the first survey, preliminary data from an environmental scan of available resources and insights from prior assessments of the impacts of COVID-19 on the Florida food system. Because this project is in its early phases, webinar participants will also learn how they, along with their stakeholders, can participate in the research through upcoming questionnaires. This webinar is the first of a 4-part series, with the remaining webinars taking place on 6/17/21, 11/18/21 and 4/21/22 More Nourishing Life Conference June 18-19 June 18, 2021, 4:00:00 AM Nourishing Life will inspire and inform healthcare providers, curious farmers, and concerned community members with action steps for their personal and professional lives, their communities, and our world. Be an agent of change in your community. Please join us as we rejoin with nature and our ancestors in the cycle of Nourishing Life. More DETROIT BLACK FARMER LAND FUND JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION June 19, 2021, 2:00:00 PM Join us Saturday, June 19th 2021 at Oakland Avenue Urban Farm as we kick-off another year of fundraising for the Detroit Black Farmer Land Fund. Last year we were able to raise $65,000.00 to ensure that 30 black farmers in Detroit were able to purchase land. With your support we surpassed our goals and expectations. This year we are opening the grant process to 40 black farmers. Why is this important? Black farmers in Detroit face increased barriers to land ownership rendering many growers unable to purchase the property some have been growing on for years. This is land that they grow produce to serve neighbors, families, and the community as a whole. This year we are kicking off the Black Farmers Land Fund Campaign with a Juneteenth celebration full of fun, food, festivities. The days event will feature food prepared by Chef Elle Simone Scott and Chef Q , Live Music from Detroit's own Mollywop, Oakland Avenue Urban Farmers Market and Artisan vendors, Black Bottom Garden Center, Youth Activities, and much more... More June 21-27: Take Part in Pollinator Week! June 21, 2021, 4:00:00 AM Pollinator Week is an annual event celebrated internationally in support of pollinator health. It's a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what we can do to protect them. The great thing about Pollinator Week is that you can celebrate and get involved any way you like! Popular events include planting for pollinators, hosting socially distant garden tours, participating in online bee and butterfly ID workshops, and so much more. More Cultivating Local Farm Economies: Agritourism and Value-Added Processing June 21, 2021, 5:00:00 PM Webinars will feature speakers from MSU Extension’s Land Use and Community Food Systems Teams as well as testimonials from farmers who have successfully navigated the local planning and zoning environment to ensure successful agritourism ventures. This series is intended for many different audiences including local planning and zoning professionals and board members, new and existing agritourism operators, local tourism promoters and professionals and anyone else with an interest in this timely and relevant topic. More Produce Prescription Programs Then & Now: Implications for Health & Systems Improvement June 21, 2021, 6:00:00 PM Come join an interactive webinar to learn first-ever findings and recommendations on research of U.S. produce prescription programs from 2010 - 2020. This new report and interactive maps were commissioned by Wholesome Wave and prepared by DAISA Enterprises. In addition to research highlights, invited speakers will share insights on field context and evolution, and opportunities to advance equity, program, and policy aims. More GRP Gathering #5: Don't Get Overwhelmed! June 21, 2021, 10:00:00 PM These great community conversations continue this month with experienced GRP growers who will provide some insight about what to do when plans are delayed, weeds are creeping in and you aren't quite as far along with the garden as you'd envisioned. Don't give up! We're here to support you! New to the GRP? We'll also have a quick overview of the GRP and all the opportunities available through the program! All GRP members are welcome to join! We especially hope to see community gardens in attendance. Bring your questions, ideas, and experience to contribute to the conversation. Whether you are an experienced community gardener or just getting started, we hope you'll glean something new to inspire you create and expand your community garden! More Virginia Community and School Garden Network June 22, 2021, 2:00:00 PM The Virginia Community and School Garden Network webinar series is every month on the fourth Tuesday at 10AM (EDT. For recordings of past webinars, please visit their website at: https://blogs.ext.vt.edu/virginia-community-garden-network/webinars/ More Farmer Field Day Lunch and Learn in Kent City June 22, 2021, 4:00:00 PM Soil is one of our most precious resources. Without it, farmers cannot produce the foods and products that society relies on. Unfortunately, we are losing topsoil 10x faster than it's being replaced. If something doesn't change, we could be out of topsoil within 60 years. But there is hope. Funding is available for conservation practices to help you keep your soil and your money on your land. More Movement Leader Perspectives: Local and Values-Based Procurement from Farm to Cafeteria June 23, 2021, 7:00:00 PM Child nutrition programs exercise collective purchasing power on a massive scale. Pre-pandemic, the National School Lunch Program alone invested $14.2 billion annually to serve 29.6 million lunches every school day. K-12 school meals, early care and education (ECE) nutrition, after-school snacks, and summer meals are an opportunity for every community to express their values through purchasing priorities and to shift power in the food system as a whole. On this panel, hear from food systems experts and organizers about their insights and experiences in how farm to cafeteria connections can shift power in communities. More Training Session: Shifting Power in the Food System June 23, 2021, 7:30:00 PM To achieve a racially just food system, we must shift power to the communities and people who have been marginalized, exploited, and excluded from the current system. But what does shifting power mean, and what does it look like in practice? This interactive training session will offer strategies, tools, and approaches for shifting power in your thinking, organizational culture, and the day-in, day-out efforts of community food systems work. No matter your role, everyone eats, and everyone can contribute to shifting power in the food system. Come discover and share your place in the work of shifting power to cultivate a racially just food syste More Movement Leader Perspectives: Farm to School Strategies for Building Power June 24, 2021, 12:00:00 AM Farm to school can be an effective strategy for shifting power and advancing racial equity in the food system when communities come together to implement practices that affirm cultural and community values and center the voices and desires of people who have been marginalized, exploited, and excluded from the current system. On this panel, hear from experienced farm to school and farm to ECE practitioners about how food and food education initiatives are building power in their communities. More MSU Virtual Breakfast June 24, 2021, 11:00:00 AM MSU Extension specialists and educators are teaming up to bring agribusiness professionals and farmers a series of “Virtual Breakfast” meetings. These free, 30-minute online meetings will start your day off right with presentations on timely topics on crop and pest management and a weather summary and forecast. More Build Healthy Soil Creative and cost effective ideas to restore healthy soil June 24, 2021, 6:00:00 PM A teaspoon of healthy soil contains more soil microorganisms than there are people on the earth! As women landowners, we are the stewards of our soil and can ensure healthy soil for generations to come. Dig in with us on principles of healthy soil and how strategies like leaving the soil undisturbed and planting cover crops can increase the rich, dark, stable humus in your soil. Connect with conservation experts, meet other inspiring Wisconsin women that share your love of the land and learn about NRCS resources to support your conservation goals. More OWN IT! Purchasing Land for your Garden June 24, 2021, 10:00:00 PM The purchase process in Detroit can be daunting. And for gardeners, there are a few extra considerations to keep in mind including permitting, zoning, and following city ordinances. Our goal is to ensure that all Detroiters have the information they need to protect their gardens and become land secure! More Cultivating Local Farm Economies: Emerging Issues in Agritourism June 28, 2021, 5:00:00 PM Webinars will feature speakers from MSU Extension’s Land Use and Community Food Systems Teams as well as testimonials from farmers who have successfully navigated the local planning and zoning environment to ensure successful agritourism ventures. This series is intended for many different audiences including local planning and zoning professionals and board members, new and existing agritourism operators, local tourism promoters and professionals and anyone else with an interest in this timely and relevant topic. More Crosshatch Employment Webinar June 29, 2021, 5:00:00 PM This webinar will provide an overview of Crosshatch programs, and serve as an introduction to the current positions we have open. There will be time at the end for Q&A with the Crosshatch team. More MSU Virtual Breakfast July 1, 2021, 11:00:00 AM MSU Extension specialists and educators are teaming up to bring agribusiness professionals and farmers a series of “Virtual Breakfast” meetings. These free, 30-minute online meetings will start your day off right with presentations on timely topics on crop and pest management and a weather summary and forecast. More MSU Virtual Breakfast July 8, 2021, 11:00:00 AM MSU Extension specialists and educators are teaming up to bring agribusiness professionals and farmers a series of “Virtual Breakfast” meetings. These free, 30-minute online meetings will start your day off right with presentations on timely topics on crop and pest management and a weather summary and forecast. More MSU Tollgate Farm Home Gardening Series: Season Extension for the Home Garden July 10, 2021, 4:00:00 AM Are you interested in starting a vegetable garden for the first time or are you an experienced veggie gardener looking to explore new ideas? All levels of experience are welcome at this new series designed to encourage and support home vegetable gardeners! More July 13-16: Agricultural Health and Safety Course for Medical and Safety Professionals July 13, 2021, 4:00:00 AM The Agricultural Health and Safety Course for Medical and Safety Professionals is designed to examine key health and safety issues specific to rural and agricultural workers. Experts will present course material relevant to those working in health care, public health, education, and safety professions. More MSU Virtual Breakfast July 15, 2021, 11:00:00 AM MSU Extension specialists and educators are teaming up to bring agribusiness professionals and farmers a series of “Virtual Breakfast” meetings. These free, 30-minute online meetings will start your day off right with presentations on timely topics on crop and pest management and a weather summary and forecast. More MSU Virtual Breakfast July 22, 2021, 11:00:00 AM MSU Extension specialists and educators are teaming up to bring agribusiness professionals and farmers a series of “Virtual Breakfast” meetings. These free, 30-minute online meetings will start your day off right with presentations on timely topics on crop and pest management and a weather summary and forecast. More Virginia Community and School Garden Network July 27, 2021, 2:00:00 PM The Virginia Community and School Garden Network webinar series is every month on the fourth Tuesday at 10AM (EDT. For recordings of past webinars, please visit their website at: https://blogs.ext.vt.edu/virginia-community-garden-network/webinars/ More North American Agroforestry Conference July 28, 2021, 4:00:00 AM The 2021 North American Agroforestry Conference will bring together farmers, landowners, researchers, climate scientists, investors, philanthropists, policymakers, and global leaders on climate change, carbon drawdown, and agroforestry. Together we will tackle the major barriers to scaling agroforestry, focusing on solutions and action. More MSU Virtual Breakfast July 29, 2021, 11:00:00 AM MSU Extension specialists and educators are teaming up to bring agribusiness professionals and farmers a series of “Virtual Breakfast” meetings. These free, 30-minute online meetings will start your day off right with presentations on timely topics on crop and pest management and a weather summary and forecast. More Restore Native Habitat Safely battle invasive species and nurture a healthy ecosystem July 29, 2021, 5:00:00 PM Marbleseed, stiff goldenrod, golden alexander. These native plants, and more, are an important part of the balance of nature in Wisconsin that has developed over hundreds or thousands of years in each particular region. These natives need our help to successfully survive and thrive amidst increasing invasive species such as garlic mustard and Canada thistle. Learn about strategies that help manage invasive species while supporting natives in a healthy ecosystem. Connect with conservation experts, meet other inspiring Wisconsin women that share your love of the land and learn about NRCS resources to support your conservation goals. More MSU Virtual Breakfast August 5, 2021, 11:00:00 AM MSU Extension specialists and educators are teaming up to bring agribusiness professionals and farmers a series of “Virtual Breakfast” meetings. These free, 30-minute online meetings will start your day off right with presentations on timely topics on crop and pest management and a weather summary and forecast. More Participatory Modeling Field School August 6, 2021, 9:00:00 PM Participatory modeling engages stakeholders in the process of modeling complex systems, integrates scientific and local knowledge, and produces models useful for stakeholder decision making. More MSU Virtual Breakfast August 12, 2021, 11:00:00 AM MSU Extension specialists and educators are teaming up to bring agribusiness professionals and farmers a series of “Virtual Breakfast” meetings. These free, 30-minute online meetings will start your day off right with presentations on timely topics on crop and pest management and a weather summary and forecast. More MSU Tollgate Farm Home Gardening Series: Companion Planting August 14, 2021, 4:00:00 AM Are you interested in starting a vegetable garden for the first time or are you an experienced veggie gardener looking to explore new ideas? All levels of experience are welcome at this new series designed to encourage and support home vegetable gardeners! More MSU Virtual Breakfast August 19, 2021, 11:00:00 AM MSU Extension specialists and educators are teaming up to bring agribusiness professionals and farmers a series of “Virtual Breakfast” meetings. These free, 30-minute online meetings will start your day off right with presentations on timely topics on crop and pest management and a weather summary and forecast. More Virginia Community and School Garden Network August 24, 2021, 2:00:00 PM The Virginia Community and School Garden Network webinar series is every month on the fourth Tuesday at 10AM (EDT. For recordings of past webinars, please visit their website at: https://blogs.ext.vt.edu/virginia-community-garden-network/webinars/ More MSU Virtual Breakfast August 26, 2021, 11:00:00 AM MSU Extension specialists and educators are teaming up to bring agribusiness professionals and farmers a series of “Virtual Breakfast” meetings. These free, 30-minute online meetings will start your day off right with presentations on timely topics on crop and pest management and a weather summary and forecast. More Explore Regenerative Agriculture Reverse climate change by rebuilding soil and restoring biodiversity August 26, 2021, 5:00:00 PM Regenerative agriculture is a multi-faceted, holistic philosophy based on the common principles of re-connecting people and land, building soil health, reducing or eliminating the use of harmful chemicals, growing diverse crops, fair labor practices, humane livestock management, innovative and efficient use of resources. Far from new, Indigenous people cultivated principles of farming in harmony with nature centuries ago. Join us to explore regenerative agriculture and learn strategies to heal the land and grow healthy food in a way that does not exploit people, animals, and the land. Connect with conservation experts, meet other inspiring Wisconsin women that share your love of the land and learn about NRCS resources to support your conservation goals. More MSU Virtual Breakfast September 2, 2021, 11:00:00 AM MSU Extension specialists and educators are teaming up to bring agribusiness professionals and farmers a series of “Virtual Breakfast” meetings. These free, 30-minute online meetings will start your day off right with presentations on timely topics on crop and pest management and a weather summary and forecast. More MSU Virtual Breakfast September 9, 2021, 11:00:00 AM MSU Extension specialists and educators are teaming up to bring agribusiness professionals and farmers a series of “Virtual Breakfast” meetings. These free, 30-minute online meetings will start your day off right with presentations on timely topics on crop and pest management and a weather summary and forecast. More MSU Tollgate Farm Home Gardening Series: Veggie Harvest and Storage September 11, 2021, 4:00:00 AM Are you interested in starting a vegetable garden for the first time or are you an experienced veggie gardener looking to explore new ideas? All levels of experience are welcome at this new series designed to encourage and support home vegetable gardeners! More MSU Virtual Breakfast September 16, 2021, 11:00:00 AM MSU Extension specialists and educators are teaming up to bring agribusiness professionals and farmers a series of “Virtual Breakfast” meetings. These free, 30-minute online meetings will start your day off right with presentations on timely topics on crop and pest management and a weather summary and forecast. More MSU Virtual Breakfast September 23, 2021, 11:00:00 AM MSU Extension specialists and educators are teaming up to bring agribusiness professionals and farmers a series of “Virtual Breakfast” meetings. These free, 30-minute online meetings will start your day off right with presentations on timely topics on crop and pest management and a weather summary and forecast. More Virginia Community and School Garden Network September 28, 2021, 2:00:00 PM The Virginia Community and School Garden Network webinar series is every month on the fourth Tuesday at 10AM (EDT. For recordings of past webinars, please visit their website at: https://blogs.ext.vt.edu/virginia-community-garden-network/webinars/ More Virginia Community and School Garden Network October 26, 2021, 2:00:00 PM The Virginia Community and School Garden Network webinar series is every month on the fourth Tuesday at 10AM (EDT. For recordings of past webinars, please visit their website at: https://blogs.ext.vt.edu/virginia-community-garden-network/webinars/ More Heading 2

  • Brubecker Farm

    Previous Practice Return To Index Next Practice Produce Traceability LB Brubecker Farm ​ Farm Overview On any given day farm operators wear many hats…manager, weed or insect specialist, marketer, hand laborer, veterinarian, facilities designer, or labor supervisor. Farm operators are also spouses, pare Related PSRA Questions Understanding the roles that one plays helps one to understand what they value. Roles and priorities Overlapping NIRCS EQIP On any given day farm operators wear many hats…manager, weed or insect specialist, marketer, hand la Budget/Cost Breakdown Farm operators are also spouses, parents, partners, in-laws, friends, and community leaders. Some roles and the responsibilities associated with them change through time. Instructions for Replication On any given day farm operators wear many hats…manager, weed or insect specialist, marketer, hand laborer, veterinarian, facilities designer, or labor supervisor. Farm operators are also spouses, parents, partners, in-laws, friends, and community leaders. Some roles and the responsibilities associated with them change through time. Technical Advisors and Sources Used The roles individuals play are where they will make their greatest contributions and where they gain Before Photo After Photo ​ ​

  • Español | Michigan Food & Farming Systems (MIFFS)

    Food Safety ​ Enseñando Seguro Procesos Contáctenos RED_DE_PRODUCTORES_HISPANOS_2 no back MIFFS-RiseUp&DigIn-w-tag-button-art-clear RED_DE_PRODUCTORES_HISPANOS_4-800px RED_DE_PRODUCTORES_HISPANOS_2 no back 1/3 Para ver la página en español, haga clic en la bandera en la parte superior de la página y el sitio se traducirá automáticamente. MIFFS es una organización sin fines de lucro en todo el estado con la misión de conectar a los agricultores principiantes e históricamente desatendidos entre sí y oportunidades de recursos; garantizar la justicia social, la administración ambiental y la rentabilidad. Aprovechamos asociaciones estratégicas y altamente colaborativas para crear y habilitar redes de pequeñas granjas urbanas y rurales que dan lugar a un sistema alimentario local resiliente. Nuestro trabajo apoya el desarrollo de negocios agrícolas empresariales sirviendo como puente entre los recursos de los proveedores de servicios del USDA, el conocimiento de los expertos en la materia y la sabiduría de diversas comunidades en todo Michigan. A medida que el MIFFS crece para adaptarse a las diversas necesidades de nuestras comunidades, también brindamos asistencia en forma de diversos servicios. A través de nuestras reflexiones sobre nuestro plan estratégico, conversaciones con nuestros miembros y observaciones en los campos, estamos construyendo nuestros servicios para apoyar mejor al comienzo e históricamente a la población de agricultores en Michigan. La seguridad alimentaria ha sido destacada en los últimos años, Michigan Food & Farming Systems (MIFFS) se ha enfocado en educar a los agricultores, especialmente aquellos con operaciones pequeñas y diversificadas, sobre cómo las actualizaciones y regulaciones de seguridad alimentaria los afectan y cómo pueden implementar planes de seguridad alimentaria en sus propias granjas. Con más compradores minoristas y mayoristas que ahora requieren certificación de inocuidad alimentaria, lo que significa que un productor que vende a ese comprador debe completar una auditoría de inocuidad alimentaria, comúnmente conocida como auditoría GAP (Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas), muchos productores se sienten abrumados. Este proceso requiere el tiempo del agricultor para implementar los cambios y mantener registros que demuestren que se mantienen las prácticas de inocuidad de los alimentos, más el costo de la inspección para obtener la certificación GAP. Puede ser un tema aterrador e intimidante, pero nos esforzamos por dividirlo en mordiscos más manejables con nuestros talleres a lo largo de los años. ​ MIFFS ha organizado talleres de inocuidad de los alimentos en las granjas y simulacros de auditorías para dar a los agricultores una idea de cómo es realmente el proceso y cuáles son los obstáculos frecuentes, especialmente para las granjas que cultivan muchas variedades diferentes de frutas y verduras. ​ A continuación se muestra una lista de los recursos en español recogidos de socios y proveedores de servicios técnicos. Proveedor Título del Recurso Categoría Enlace a los Recursos UMN Extension Recolección de plantas enteras para el diagnóstico de problemas de plantas - GLVPN enlace UMN Extension Diagnóstico de problemas de las plantas enlace UMN Extension Búsqueda de problemas en el campo enlace UMN Extension Como cultivar semillas en casa enlace UMN Extension Cultivando plantas desde semillas en el jardín enlace UMN Extension Cultivando trasplantes saludables en el jardín enlace UMN Extension Suelo saludable para plantas saludables enlace La Alianza para la Inocuidad de los Productos Agrícolas Frescos (Produce Safety Alliance-PSA) Identifique la zona – Actividad suplementaria Seguridad alimenticia enlace La Alianza para la Inocuidad de los Productos Agrícolas Frescos (Produce Safety Alliance-PSA) ¿Qué es la infiltración? Seguridad alimenticia enlace La Alianza para la Inocuidad de los Productos Agrícolas Frescos (Produce Safety Alliance-PSA) Media geométrica, valor del umbral estadístico y tasa de muerte microbiana Seguridad alimenticia enlace La Alianza para la Inocuidad de los Productos Agrícolas Frescos (Produce Safety Alliance-PSA) Preguntas para generar debate durante los cursos de capacitación para productores de la Alianza-PSA Seguridad alimenticia enlace Administración de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional ("OSHA") OSHA PUBLICATIONS Relaciones Laborales enlace Extensión del Estado NC La transmisión del Coronavirus 2 del Síndrome Respiratorio Agudo Severo siglas en inglés: SARS-CoV-2 Respuesta COVID enlace Centro para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades ("CDC") Salud Mental y Afrontamiento durante COVID-19 Respuesta COVID enlace Centro para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades ("CDC") Seguridad de los alimentos Seguridad de los alimentos enlace Centro para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades ("CDC") Coronavirus (COVID-19) Respuesta COVID enlace Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias ("FEMA") Centro Nacional de Operaciones de Emergencia Empresarial Respuesta COVID enlace GrowNYC GrowNYC Asistencia a agricultores - Recursos en respuesta al Coronavirus Respuesta COVID enlace Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de MI (MDHHS) Enfermedad del Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Preguntas y respuestas Respuesta COVID enlace Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de MI (MDHHS) LO QUE TIENE QUE SABER DE COVID-19 Respuesta COVID enlace Centro de Derechos Para Inmigrantes De Michigan (“MIRC”) Actualizaciones e Informacion de Coronavirus (COVID-19) Respuesta COVID enlace La Asociación de Mercados de Agricultores de Michigan ('MIFMA') Pautas y recomendaciones para Farmers Markets para modificar sus operaciones. Respuesta COVID enlace MSU Extensión covid-19 y agricultores latinos en los EEUU Respuesta COVID enlace MSU Extensión covid-19 y agricultores latinos en los EEUU Respuesta COVID enlace MSU Extensión Seguridad de los Productos en la Granja para Pequeños Productores en la era de COVID-19 Respuesta COVID enlace Extensión del Estado NC DESINFECTANTE DE MANOS HECHO EN CASA Respuesta COVID enlace Extensión del Estado NC LÁVESE LAS MANOS FRECUENTEMENTE Respuesta COVID enlace Extensión del Estado NC COMO PREPARARSE CONTRA UN BROTE EN SU COMUNIDAD Respuesta COVID enlace Extensión del Estado NC ¿QUÉ HACER SI ESTÁ ENFERMO? Respuesta COVID enlace Centro de Medicina Agrícola y Salud de Nueva York (NYCAMH) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information, Materials and Services for those who work in the Agricultural Industry Respuesta COVID enlace ServSafe COVID-19 Precauciones Videos de Capacitación Respuesta COVID enlace Estado de Michigan Información sobre coronavirus Respuesta COVID enlace Administración de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional ("OSHA") Consejos de Seguridad para Proteger al Personal de Limpieza Durante la Pandemia del Virus COVID-19 Respuesta COVID enlace El Departamento de Agricultura de EE.UU. (USDA) USDA ofrece herramienta en la internet para ayudar a familias a encontrar comidas para sus ni�os durante emergencia de COVID-19 Respuesta COVID enlace

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