Building sustainable food systems in Michigan

Apr 30, 2013

Michigan boasts the second highest agricultural output in the U.S., just behind California. But one day, that may not be the case.

This month, the Vermont-based local food advocacy group "Strolling of the Heifers" released its second annual Locavore Index. The index ranks states based on their commitment to local food. Michigan earned a spot at # 22 on the list.


Michigan State University C.S. Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture Michael Hamm discusses the growth and future of the local food movement in Michigan.

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