CLRFS Webinars and Open Forums

Food Safety and Conservation: Innovative Programs Assisting Farmers to Make Improvements, Find Balance and Increase Farm Viability

Community, Local and Regional Food Systems hosted its Fall Open Forum, January 12, 2023, 12-2 p.m. EST. The topic for this online event was Food Safety and Conservation: Innovative Programs Assisting Farmers to Make Improvements, Find Balance and Increase Farm Viability.

The presenters for this open forum were:

Amanda Philyaw Perez, University of Arkansas Extension, presenting “Arkansas Local, Regional, & Safe Foods Program”

Micah Hutchison, Michigan Association of Conservation Districts, presenting “Michigan On-Farm Produce Safety & Produce Safety Technicians: On-Farm Technical Assistance for Michigan’s Produce Growers”

Kristin Woods, Tuskegee University Cooperative Extension Program, presenting “Experiential Learning Opportunities for Limited Resource Growers through Mobile Farm Innovation in Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia”

Video recording

Presentation slides

CLRFS Open Forum September 30, 2022: Direct Marketing Models for Local Farm Products Linking Wellness Initiatives

Community, Local and Regional Food Systems hosted its Fall Open Forum, September 30, 12-2 p.m. EST. The topic for this online event was Direct Marketing Models for Local Farm Products Linking Wellness Initiatives.

The presenters for this open forum were:

Londa Nwadike, Kansas State University and University of Missouri, presenting “Double Up Food Bucks Heartland:  linking low-income consumers with farmers markets”

Theresa Nartea, Virginia State University, presenting “Live for Life: Duke University Medical Center – creating lasting connections with small farmers and healthcare workers”

Tim Woods, University of Kentucky, presenting “CSA to Workplace: the University as an anchor employer”

Webinar recording

Open Forum September 2022

CLRFS Open Forum June 2, 2022: Technology and Urban Ag

Open Forum June 2022 Slides

(We are missing the slides from the Virginia State University presentation.)

Open Forum June 2022 Video

 

CLRFS Open Forum February 17, 2022: Programs That Help Farmers in Coping with COVID-19 and Integrate the Role of Racial Equity

CLRFS Open Forum May 19, 2021: Children in Sustainable Food Systems

CLRFS Open Forum January 20, 2021: Strategies to Help Ag Producers Plan During the COVID-19 Crisis

CLRFS Open Forum September 30, 2020 Covid-19: Best Practices, New or Revised Programs, and New and Ongoing Challenges

Innovative Marketing Programs in Our Community – CLRFS Program Updates

Membership Survey Results and CLRFS Program Updates

USDA AMS Updates and CLRFS Work Group Updates

Resources for research and outreach on structural racism in the U.S. food system: Insights from the 4th edition of MSU Center for Regional Food Systems’ Annotated Bibliography