Fall Local Food Leader In-Person Training, November 8-9, 2023 in Ames.

September 19, 2023

Registration is now open for the next Local Food Leader Training, hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach Farm, Food and Enterprise Development. This training will be held in-person, November 8-9, 2023 at the ISU Alumni Center in Ames, Iowa.

This two-day workshop will teach foundational competencies critical for successful food systems development; including, equity in food systems, working in food systems, facilitation and coordination, evaluation, and professional development. Participants will receive a certificate of completion in Local Food Leader 101 and will have the opportunity to complete Local Food Leader 201.

Registration: bit.ly/LFLIowa23
Cost is $140 per participant and includes meals for both days. 
Registration will be open through Wednesday, November 1, 2023.

Scholarship Application: go.iastate.edu/AGALIP

A limited number of competitive scholarships are available. If you are interested in receiving a scholarship for the full cost of the workshop, fill out the scholarship application at the link below before registering. Scholarship application will be open through Tuesday, October 6, 2023. 


Wednesday, November 8

11:30 am – Check-In + Networking Lunch (lunch included) 

12:00 pm – Intro + Common Language  

12:30 pm -Working in Food Systems  

2:00 pm – Break  

2:30 pm – Equity + Personal Values  

4:30 pm – Day 1 Wrap Up + Next Steps  

5:00 pm – Optional Site Visit (location TBD) 

6:00 pm – Optional Dinner (location TBD) 

Thursday, November 9


8:00 am – Leadership Styles + Facilitation

9:30 am – Plans of Work + Professional Development

10:30 am – Break + Snack

11:00 am – Intro to Evaluation

12:00 pm – Day 2 Wrap Up + Next Steps

12:30 pm – Adjourn


Contact Kaley Hohenshell at kaleyh@iastate.edu