Macomb County “farm to fork” conference exceeds expectations

“We hit this one out of the ballpark!”

 Those were Michigan State University Extension educator Kathe Hale’s words describing the first “All About Food: From FARM to FORK” conference hosted by the Macomb Food Systems Collaborative Feb. 8. Kathe, who organized the event, believes the overflow crowd at the Macomb Intermediate School District exceeded expectations.

 Topics at the conference ranged from hunger in Macomb County to the benefits of bridge card access at local farmers markets. Mike Hamm, MSU professor, gave the keynote address.

Kathe hopes the conference inspires residents and attendees to play roles in the Macomb Food Systems Collaborative as it tackles its next goal of increasing farmers market access to food stamp recipients.

 Read more in this Macomb Daily article.

 Also read more about the conference and the Macomb Food Systems Collaborative in this MSU Extension News article.

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