- Local Food Leader Certification (ISU Extension and Outreach): 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. Here is a two-page overview of the goals and curriculum of the Local Food Leader certification.
- Community Food Systems Certification (ISU Extension and Outreach): a process-based certification that increases capacity for food system practitioners to work in and develop food systems. This certification will equip participants in various different skill sets and facilitation methods, as well as team building; participants will develop different strategies for decision-making, and will have the ability to bring projects from thinking to project implementation for reaching systems based goals. Here is a four-page overview of goals and curriculum of the Community Food Systems certification.
- Learn more here about these certifications and other Community Food Systems resources.
- Food Systems Core Competency Project (FFED and USDA AMS Cooperative Agreement). Between August and December 2019, partners worked collectively to identify core competencies needed for practitioners working in food systems, created a set of learning objectives for each competency, and identified existing curricula around the nation that met the objectives described.
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