Food System Governance: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities for Michigan

Date & time

Nov 30, 2009, 5:30-7:00 pm EST

What is the role of government in creating a sustainable and fair food system? How does the work of policy makers relate to that of agencies and non-governmental organizations? This panel discussion will explore the roles that various entities play in governing Michigan's food system. Panelists will highlight successes, touch on how they work together, discuss where and why there are gaps, and explain how governance can promote food access, environmental sustainability, and the financial viability of food production, processing, and distribution.

  • Michigan State Legislature
    • Rep. Gabe Leland (District 10)
  • Michigan Department of Agriculture
    • Kathy Fedder, Director, Food and Dairy Division
  • Michigan Food Policy Council
    • Kirsten Simmons, Executive Coordinator
  • Food System Economic Partnership
    • Jennifer Fike, Executive Director