Webinars and Training Resources

*NEW*10 Cents a Meal for Michigan's  Kids & Farms Training

This training is a comprehensive course on the 10 Cents a Meal program geared towards grantees and prospective grantees. In this interactive course you will complete various sections on the overview of the program, how payments/invoicing works, the education & marketing aspects of the program, and additional resources to help implement the program as a 10 Cents a Meal grantee. The entire course should take about 30-40 minutes to complete and provides all the necessary information for grantees to get started with the program. 

*New*Garden and Donated Produce Guide

The Garden and Donated Produce Guide is a tool to help 10 Cents a Meal grantees give a value to the produce they have grown in school or on-site gardens/farms, or donated Michigan-grown produce that is used for 10 Cents a Meal purposes. Grantees should use the figures listed in the guide when creating invoices for the produce and upload them in MDE's GEMS/MARS Invoice Data Submission Module. 

GEMS/MARInvoice Submission User Guide and Invoice Template

This resource is for 10 Cents a Meal Grantees and provides detailed instructions for uploading invoice information to the GEMS/MARS invoice submission module. Click the icons below to download the user guide and invoice template. 


10 Cents a Meal Info Session for Farms and Food Distributors

This info session hosted by the Michigan Farm to Institution Network for farms and food distributors features a program overview of 10 Cents a Meal and perspectives from guest speakers who have worked with the farm to school program before. 

Buying Local: A 10 Cents a Meal Training for 2020-2021 Grantees

Co-hosted by the Michigan Farm to Institution Network and Michigan Department of Education, this webinar teaches skills and knowledge for sourcing and purchasing Michigan-grown produce for child-nutrition programs. 

Webinar for Food Service Directors: 10 Cents a Meal Training

This webinar provides an overview of 10 Cents a Meal along with important information regarding FarmLogix and the reporting process required of grantee schools for 2020-2021. 

Webinar for Food Service Directors: Farm to School Education & Marketing

Watch our webinar below, featuring three 10 Cents grantees who share stories of successful district-wide collaboration on hands-on learning activities to support student consumption of local food in the lunch line.

Webinar for Educators & Administrators: Farm to School Education & Marketing

Hear from leaders in Michigan's farm to school movement about the importance of educator involvement in hands-on learning activities, proven to boost student consumption of local food in the lunch line.