Local Food Leaders, RFSWG to meet February 3-4 in Ames

by Courtney Long and Lynn Heuss We are excited to let you know about two upcoming events for local food leaders across the state of Iowa. We’re hosting a Local Food Leaders Training and the Regional Food System Working Group (RFSWG) quarterly meeting February 3 -4 at Design on Main in Ames. RFSWG brings together … Continue reading Local Food Leaders, RFSWG to meet February 3-4 in Ames

Register now for 2021 ISU Community Food Systems virtual event

The 7th Annual ISU Community Food Systems Event will take place Friday, February 12, 2021! Due to COVID-19, this event will take place entirely online, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register for the conference here. Cost is $20 and registration closes Feb. 5. This year’s event will focus on Retail and Leadership Within Community … Continue reading Register now for 2021 ISU Community Food Systems virtual event

FFED helping create national web portal for food systems curricula

Vibrant local and regional food systems are more crucial now than ever, as the pandemic disrupts our globalized food supply chain. Many people are engaged in supporting this work in communities of all sizes around the US. They need tools to identify professional development opportunities that can help them do their work more effectively.   … Continue reading FFED helping create national web portal for food systems curricula

Virtual food systems certifications offered online

These workshops are now fully enrolled. Please stay tuned for an announcement of our next virtual session. Our Food Systems Team has worked hard this summer to transition the Local Food Leader and Community Food Systems trainings and certifications to a virtual format. Beginning in September, these four popular professional development opportunities for food systems … Continue reading Virtual food systems certifications offered online