Food systems certifications offered free in August

June 28, 2019
Registration information.

Register today for one or both of our trainings for food systems practitioners in August. Thanks to a grant from AgMRC, we are able to offer these two trainings at no cost to you! Both will take place in the ISU Research Park in Ames.

  • Local Food Leader training and certification is Wednesday, August 14. The registration limit is 40.
  • Community Food Systems training and certification is Thursday and Friday, August 15-16. The registration limit is 20.

About the trainings

  • Local Food Leader is a foundational practice certification that builds capacity for individual engagement within the food system. The certification develops individual skills including: building trust, facilitation, knowledge of the food system, evaluation techniques, leadership, plan of work development and professional development plans.
  • Community Food Systems is a process-based certification that increases capacity for food system practitioners to work in and develop food systems. This certification equips participants in various skill sets and facilitation methods, as well as team-building. They will gain the ability to bring projects from thinking to project implementation for reaching systems-based goals.
Group of participants.
Food systems practitioners in North Carolina took the certifications in 2018.

Bonus discount

Registering for one of these courses will also allow you to take our online certification course modules for half price ($150)! Don’t miss your opportunity to take these important trainings at no charge, and get the module at half price.


Questions? Contact Courtney Long or Kaley Hohenshell of the Community Food Systems Program. This program is a collaboration of the Farm, Food and Enterprise Development and Community and Economic Development Programs. See the Facebook event.