AMES, Iowa – Anyone working in food systems development nationwide is invited to submit a proposal for a presentation or poster for the Community Food Systems annual event, Jan. 9-10, 2020.
The 2020 theme is food entrepreneurship and inclusive partnerships. The deadline for submission is Nov. 8.
“If you are engaged in local food systems, we invite you to participate to enhance our collective involvement in this work,” said Courtney Long, program coordinator with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Program.
The Community Food Systems annual event highlights best practices around the nation within all areas of community food systems. Community Food Systems is a joint program of FFED and the Community and Economic Development Program of ISU Extension and Outreach.
The community food systems event on Jan. 10 will feature keynotes, open space, breakouts and poster session presentations. Two pre-conference workshops will take place Jan. 9: a Local Food Leader train-the-trainer workshop, and a Business Model Canvas workshop.
Learn more and submit a proposal at www.extension.iastate.edu/ffed/cfs-annual-event. Group rates for this event at the West Des Moines Marriott expire Dec. 18. Sponsor exhibit space is available through Dec. 20 on a first-come, first-served basis.
Photo: Food systems practitioners gathered last year at Iowa State University Memorial Union in Ames for a Community Food Systems workshop.