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Interview with Michael R. Dimock by Capital Public Radio

February 1, 2018 Roots of Change

Farmers Can Put Themselves On The Map If They Complete The U.S. Agriculture Census By February 5 The USDA Census of Agriculture is a giant data-gathering effort that happens once every five years. It collects information about who’s growing what, how much and where. The census also tracks the age and gender of farmers, and whether they are veterans. (Farmers, […]

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Cities Hire Food Systems Experts To Address Obesity, Food Access

September 13, 2016 Roots of Change

At least 22 cities, from Baltimore to Denver, have created leadership roles for change-makers focused on food. Standing at the front of a dimly-lit room inside the National Western Stock Show, a sprawling complex on the north end of Denver, Blake Angelo, the city’s food systems development manager, invited a roundtable audience to speak up […]

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Ten Questions with Michael Dimock, President of Roots of Change

August 8, 2016 Roots of Change

Food Tank had the chance to speak with Michael Dimock, President of Roots of Change, who will be speaking at this year’s Farm Tank Summit in Sacramento. Food Tank (FT): What inspired you to get involved in food and agriculture?  Michael Dimock (MD): The realization in 1988 that the food system was the foundation of […]

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Ten Questions with Michael Dimock, President of Roots of Change

Michael R. Dimock

Food Tank recently had the opportunity to speak with Michael Dimock, President of Roots of Change, who will be speaking at the Farm Tank conference: Food Tank (FT): What inspired you to get involved in food and agriculture? Michael Dimock (MD): The realization in 1988 that the food system was the foundation of civilization and […]

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A ROC Call to Action!

May 25, 2016 Michael R. Dimock

We need your voice today! ROC has been working with many allies since February to win a $5 million budget request to support nutrition incentives that help low income families afford fresh produce at farmers markets, farm stands, locally owned retail and through a CSA subscription program. We’ve gotten the request approved by the California […]

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Michael R. Dimock’s Testimony in Support of Nutrition Incentive Funding Before the California Assembly Budget Committee March 30, 2016

March 30, 2016 Michael R. Dimock

Chairman Bloom and members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to speak in support of five million dollars for the new statewide Nutrition Incentive Matching Grant Program created last year with the passage of Assemblymember Ting’s AB 1321, which was sponsored by Roots of Change. This program is built on the evidence-based success […]

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