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Julia Darnton is an MSU Extension educator serving Saginaw and Genesee counties in the areas of Community Food Systems and Leadership and Community Engagement in the Greening Michigan Institute. She has worked for MSU Extension since 2006. Julia received a Master’s Degree in Urban & Regional Planning from Michigan State University in 2010. In complement to her work in Community Food Systems, Julia is the Chairperson of the Downtown Saginaw Farmers’ Market and serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Michigan Farmers Market Association. Julia is an affiliate of the Center for Regional Food Systems at Michigan State University and works on projects around farmers markets, farm to institution purchasing, and food systems education. She also serves as a member of the Michigan Farm to Institution Network Outreach Subcommittee. Julia is proud to be part of the Leadership and Community Engagement team delivering programs on Facilitative Leadership.
August 6, 2014 | We have all heard plenty of words for cattle and the bovine species, but what do those terms really mean?
August 6, 2014 | The United States has the biggest grain-fed beef industry in the world, with several states taking the lead in production.
Putting local food on institutional menus creates delicious opportunities to get the season’s flavor
July 29, 2014 | Beaumont Health System has embraced the opportunity to include Michigan fruit and vegetables on patients’ plates and cafeteria options!
July 18, 2014 | Hectic summer schedules can leave Michiganders scrambling to find gifts during a season known for graduations and family gatherings - local farmers markets can help!
July 14, 2014 | This sometimes-forgotten root vegetable is great for its unique flavor and low-maintenance growing.
June 6, 2014 | Even though Memorial Day weekend is the un-official start of summer it make take more time for your favorite summer fruits and vegetables to appear at your local farmers market, that is, from a local farm!
May 27, 2014 | The Eat at State “On-the-Go” food truck continues to find success by using MSU-grown and locally made ingredients.
May 27, 2014 | With the growing ‘pop’ularity of the snack, Michiganders are producing unique varieties in an effort to capitalize on the craze.
May 19, 2014 | Gardening can reduce stress and mental clarity while also helping to prevent everything from coronary disease to colon cancer.
May 15, 2014 | Michigan State University Extension recommends farmers markets as a great way to connect with your community and support local food.