April 25, Quarterly Open Forum

We are offering the Community, Local and Regional Food Systems Community of Practice quarterly Open Forum on April 25, 1 pm to 2 pm EST. We appreciate the support from the Southern Rural Development Center to host this Zoom meeting.

The agenda includes:

– CoP welcome and brief overview.
– Program presentations including highlights of our stories about Innovative Marketing Programs in Our Community.
– News and events

Zoom link: https://msstateextension.zoom.us/j/6623255885


Telephone: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) Meeting …

1st Quarterly Open Forum, January 30, 2019

The first open forum of the year was a wonderful success. 

The forum opened with a brief introduction of our CoP and how to navigate the site by our leader, Kathleen Liang. 

Next, Kathleen and Katie reviewed the membership survey results. 

Q1. What was the initial reason you joined CLRFS?

In your own words:

Q1. Word Cloud

In general, people joined CLRFS for the networking and learning opportunities available through the eCoP. Some joined in hopes of finding research partners or funding opportunities. …

Enhancing Food Security in the Northeast (EFSNE) project supply chain case studies

EFSNE researchers at Cornell University have analyzed where Northeast supermarkets source the foods they sell to their low-income customers. These case studies offer policymakers a better understanding of how regional food systems could bring healthier food to low-income people in the Northeast, and are the first of their kind to be conducted in the region.








Enhancing Food Security in the Northeast (EFSNE) project research briefs

The Enhancing Food Security in the Northeast (EFSNE) project’s research briefs distill peer-reviewed journal articles authored by one or more project team members into 2-4 page general-audience documents. Briefs describe the issue(s) addressed by a particular research paper, outline the study’s objectives, methods, and findings, and discuss the implications and applications of the findings. 


USDA Project Report Workshop Presentations, August 2017

The Impacts of Conservation Auction Design on Auction Performancea nd Community Welfare: Evidence from Lab and Artefactual Experiments (Banerjee, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Incentive Payments for Forest Carbon Sequestration on Private land (Cho, University of Tennessee)

Escaping the Resource Curse: Findings from comparative energy impacts research in the Bakken, Powder River Basin and Marcellus (Haggerty, MSU)

Area Sector Analysis Process: Program Structure and Example Application (Harris, Nevada Cooperative Extension)

Modeling the Dynamics of Tillage Choices (Kurkalova, NC Agricultural State and Technical

CLRFS Working Groups

In 2015, the Community, Local and Regional Food Systems Community of Practice launched four (4) working groups. If you would like to become involved in these national groups, please contact the leader of the group for additional information.

1.  Undoing Inequality in the Food System

  • Leader(s):
    • Lucy Diekmann,Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences, Santa Clara University
  • Working group aim:
  • Become involved:

2.  Economic Impacts of Community, Local and Regional Food Systems

  • Leader(s): 

Survey of Extension's Role in Urban Agriculture Results

By Lucy Diekmann, Julie Dawson, Jacqueline Kowalski, Brian Raison, Marcia Ostrom, Rob Bennaton, and Connie Fisk

May 2016 • Community, Local & Regional Food Systems (CLRFS) Community of Practice

Extension educators throughout the country are involved in work focused on urban agriculture. To date, however, few if any studies have been completed that examine the scope and extent of that work. In 2015, the eXtension Community, Local and Regional Food Systems (CLRFS) Community of Practice conducted a national survey aimed …

2014 CLRFS Food Security Conference and CoP Gathering

The eXtension Community, Local & Regional Food Systems (CLRFS) Community of Practice (CoP) hosted a Food Security Conference September 29 – October 1, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio, entitled Building Extension Capacity to Address Community Food Security through Food Systems.  The conference aimed to address critical issues for Extension Educators, University researchers, and community based practitioners  in community food systems work, and explored how these issues influence the application of Extension work to alleviating food insecurity.

Sessions included:

* Tour …

CLRFS Food Security Conference – Related Publication

The following publications were created based on information presented and/or developed in conjunction with the 2014 CLRFS Food Security Conference.