The Northwest Michigan Agriculture and Food System Sector Alliance brings together stakeholders from the entire food system network such as growers, processors, preparers, packagers, distributors, servers, and retailers. The Alliance will provide collaboration, planning and action.
Our Purpose and Long-term Objective
Our Purpose: To convene local and regional farmers, businesses, government officials, and others to engage in a collaborative process to support and create jobs and enterprises throughout the regional farm and food system, and to shape training and educational programs that support farm and food entrepreneurs and workers.
Our Long-term Objective: A dynamic plan of action, generated through collaboration, providing a variety of innovative and achievable strategies participating organizations will use to support sustainable, regional jobs and enterprises within the food system, recommend access to training and education, and strengthen our Alliance in the process.
A NW Michigan Sustainable Agriculture Alliance is forming to help build a pipeline of good jobs and skilled people. Being a part of the Alliance offers you an opportunity to:
Tie regional economic activity in food and beverage production and markets to employment strategies
Shape and guide education and training activity that bolsters entrepreneurial and business viability