Food Systems Certifications: Current Cohorts

Virtual Local Food Leader: Summer 2024

Course begins June 5 and ends August 14, 2024.

Become a certified Local Food Leader through our virtual cohort this summer!

Local Food Leader (LFL) is an individual, skill-building certification for beginning food systems practitioners or those looking to be more engaged in their local food system. This certification teaches foundational competencies critical for successful food systems development, including common language, equity, facilitation and leadership, evaluation, and professional development. 

Intercultural Development Inventory® (Optional Add-on)

Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) assesses individuals' and groups’ mindset towards cultural differences and similarities. The IDI training provides a snapshot of individuals' or groups’ approach to cultural differences and commonalities, and includes an individual assessment, profile report, and one-on-one debrief to develop an individual development plan. Participants may select this optional add-on for an additional $50.

Registration Options and Fees

Registration closes May 29, 2024. Participation is open nationally. Click each header below for more info, fees, and registration.

Local Food Leader 101

Fee: $125

Format: Virtual Workshop only

Certificate: Participants will receive a certificate of completion in Local Food Leader 101 and are eligible to participate in Local Food Leader 201.

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Local Food Leader 101 + IDI®

Fee: $175

Format: Virtual Workshop 

Certificate: Participants will receive a certificate of completion in Local Food Leader 101 and are eligible to participate in Local Food Leader 201.

Learn more about our Local Food Leader 101.

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Local Food Leader 101 & 201 Bundle

Fee: $400

Format: Virtual Workshop + Online Modules

Certificate: Participants will receive a certificate of completion in Local Food Leader 101, and Local Food Leader 201 and are eligible to participate in Local Food Leader Train the Trainer.

Learn more about our Local Food Leader 101 and 201.

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Local Food Leader 101 & 201 Bundle + IDI®

Fee: $450

Format: Virtual Workshop + Online Modules

Certificate: Participants will receive a certificate of completion in Local Food Leader 101, and Local Food Leader 201 and are eligible to participate in Local Food Leader Train the Trainer.

Learn more about our Local Food Leader 101, 201 and Train the Trainer. 

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Scholarship Application

Scholarships are available to provide financial assistance to those who have an interest in furthering their knowledge and skills needed to engage within their local food system. This is a competitive scholarship application. Scholarships are discretionary based on application submissions. Registration for the course should be completed after award status is released. 

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Scholarship applications will be accepted through end of day, May 24, 2024.

More Info

For more information on Local Food Leader, visit our main certification page:

Local Food Leader Certification

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