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Fred Poston is MSU’s vice president for finance and operations and treasurer.  Poston leads MSU’s sustainability initiatives.

MSU is expanding its use of locally-produced foods on campus.

“Our student organic farm has been growing to the point where it can provide some food stuffs to our residence halls,” Poston says.  “MSU serves about 50,000 meals a day; so we can’t go totally locally-grown, but it’s part of our mix.

“Students come to campus with a lot of expectations for choices, and residential hospitality services has been reworking the residence halls to meet these desires.”

Click on the arrow above to hear part three of Poston’s August 27 Greening of the Great Lakes conversation with Kirk HeinzeGreening of the Great Lakes airs every Friday evening at 7 on News/Talk 760 WJR.

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