Michigan Good Food Fund designs workshops and events for entrepreneurs across Michigan’s food system, from farm to fork. Find upcoming opportunities and resources from past trainings below.
Does your food business help to bring more healthy foods to Michigan communities in an equitable way?
We want to hear your pitch! If you’re a growing food business focused on making products using healthy, locally-sourced ingredients, have the potential to create jobs in your community, and consider environmental best practices in your business, apply today for the Michigan Good Food Fund Pitch Competition.
Women- and people of color-led businesses are encouraged to apply. Two food businesses will be chosen to pitch live at the MSU Product Center’s Making it in Michigan event.
WHEN: April 20, 1:45 PM
WHERE: Pitches will be presented in front of a live audience in Lansing.
HOW TO APPLY: Create a 60-90 second video to enter. Applications are open February 13 – March 8.
- Loan Preparation for New and Beginning Farmers
Interested in applying for a loan for your farm business, but not sure where to start? Watch recordings from our series to get the tools you need to approach a lender. You will hear from three lenders (GreenStone Farm Credit, USDA-Farm Service Agency, and Northern Initiatives) on what is needed to apply for a loan, alternate types of financing, types of loans available, and more.
- Peer-to-Peer Sessions: Sharing Food Business Solutions
Learn from your peers! Michigan Good Food Fund invites you to watch our peer-to-peer sessions, each focused on different sectors of food business: Healthy Products, Restaurant and Food Service, and Small Farmers.
- Strategies and Tips for Sustaining Businesses
Webinar resources | JPG Resources’ Strategies for Success
The rapidly changing environment resulting from the coronavirus means that product makers need to respond quickly to sustain their businesses and meet customer needs. In this webinar, industry experts at JPG Resources share strategies and tips for sustaining your business in this economic down turn.
- Looking at Cash Flow During Novel Coronavirus
Webinar slides and resources
Economic impacts from the recent novel coronavirus requires small businesses to pivot. This webinar will provide you with strategies for assessing your immediate cash flow situation and addressing upcoming challenges for the short, medium, and long term.