Scaling Up: Healthy Kids, Thriving Farms in Mich.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

 A new United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant designed to help schools respond to the growing demand for locally-sourced foods and to increase opportunities for local producers and food businesses will make it easier for area farmers to supply thousands of students in northern Michigan with fresh, locally-grown produce.

The USDA awarded the Michigan Land Use Institute (MLUI) a two-year, $100,000 grant for expanded education efforts and to help local growers scale up their operations and infrastructure to make it easier for them to meet the needs of area schools.

 

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