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Abigail Harper serves as the Community Food Systems Educator for mid-Michigan – including Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Ionia, Barry, Montcalm, and Gratiot counties. Her areas of focus include farm to school and farm to early care and education, local food policy councils, urban agriculture initiatives, food hubs, and racial equity in the food system. Abigail holds an M.S. in Agriculture, Food and the Environment from the Friedman School at Tufts University and a B.S. in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala from 2010-2012, spent several years working in small scale vegetable production in the greater Boston area, and previously held the position of Farm to School Specialist at the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems.
May 15, 2018 | Food waste is a growing problem and with the help of Michigan State University Extension, Michigan schools are educating youth on the issue.
March 15, 2018 | The statewide CSA working group is seeking feedback from CSA farmers through online survey.
March 12, 2018 | Seed saving can be fun, profitable and can create community and pass down stories from generation to generation.
January 24, 2018 | Local collaboration fills in where school lunches can’t reach
January 16, 2018 | Join seed savers for the 4th annual Central Michigan Seed Swap in Midland on Feb. 25.
December 21, 2017 | State-funded program helps school food service source more local produce.