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A Climate-Smart Strategy for the Michigan Foodshed

Star of the West Milling Company,
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Nourishing Our Land, Farmers, and Rural Communities

The project would focus on beginning and women farmers growing wheat, dry beans, food grade soybeans and oats. Participants can receive payments for inputting and sharing data; increasing their Truterra tool score; receiving Advanced scoring in the Truterra tool; for taking unproductive land out of production and for expanding their food growing operation by piloting food grade oats.

Star of the West plans topromote climate-smart commodities with its existing network of wheat, flour, dry bean, food grade soy and oat customers, including processors, customers and restaurants. The project plans to host strategic learning circles, field days, and climate-smart leadership trainings specifically for beginning and women farmers and engage beginning farmers by providing summer internships, working with Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapters, college ag students, and the Michigan Farm Bureau Young Farmer program.

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Updated December 21, 2023

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