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Finding, Buying and Serving Local Foods Webinar Series

Finding, Buying and Serving Local Foods  The USDA Farm to School Program will host two webinars each month to showcase the variety of ways school districts can purchase local foods. The webinars will be held at 1:00 p.m. CST on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Topics will include everything from procurement basics to using […]

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National Sustainable Ag Education Conference: Call for Abstracts!

6th National Sustainable Agriculture Education Association (SAEA) Conference!  Join us this August 3-6, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina on the campuses of North Carolina State University (NCSU) and Central Carolina Community College (CCCC).  This year’s conference motto is “Celebrating our Diversity through Sustainable Agriculture Education”. **Submit your abstract by April 1, 2014.**  The SAEA conference […]

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Webinar: The Role of Wholesale Grocers in Rural Food Distribution-Implications for Robust Local Food Systems

Feel free to share the webinar announcement with your colleagues who may be interested in participating:  The webinar is sponsored by the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development and MSU Center for Regional Food Systems. WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT The Role of Wholesale Grocers in Rural Food Distribution – Implications for Robust Local Food Systems Kathryn […]

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Learn about Cooperative Extension Educator Experiences in Urban Agriculture, St. Louis

Learn about Cooperative Extension Educator Experiences in Urban Agriculture, St. Louis

The Center for Integrated Agriculture Systems hosted a brown bag seminar with Karen “Mima” Davis and Miranda Duschack from Lincoln University Cooperative Extension on Monday, February 24.  The educators shared their experiences providing Extension services to urban farming projects in the St. Louis area. 

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Marketing 201: Getting Your Products Off the Shelf- Registration now OPEN

Marketing 201: Getting Your Products Off the Shelf- Registration now OPEN

 2013-2014 WI Local Food Business Seminars: This year’s seminars are presented monthly by DATCP and University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension. Check below for scheduled workshops and the webinar archive.

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Three New Studies on the Impact of Local Foods Available

Three New Studies on the Impact of Local Foods Available

    Poverty, Public Health and Local Foods:   Steven C. Deller, Laura Brown and Amber Canto Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Staff Paper No. 572, February 2014, 38p. Abstract In this exploratory analysis we explore the interplay between poverty, public health and access to local foods using data for U.S. counties. We ask one […]

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CFS Team Meeting in Milwaukee- Jan 30th, 2014

CFS Team Meeting in Milwaukee- Jan 30th, 2014

UW-Extension Colleagues- Are you planning on attending the 8th Annual Wisconsin Local Foods Summit in Milwaukee on January 31st-February 1st , 2014?  Are you interested in place-based food systems and urban agriculture? Do you like Lake Michigan? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then please consider attending the Community Food Systems Team […]

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Wisconsin Food Security Project Workshop- Registration is OPEN!

Wisconsin Food Security Project Workshop- Registration is OPEN!

Wisconsin Food Security Project Workshop Register Now! Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:30 am – 3:30 pm Lowell Center, Madison, WI Extension educators from all program areas are welcome to attend. Attending educators may also registerup to two community partners to accompany you to the workshop. There is no cost to attend the workshop. Attendees will […]

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Agricultural Coexistence: Fostering Collaboration and Communication

Agricultural Coexistence: Fostering Collaboration and Communication

  The U.S. Department of Agriculture has published a notice in the Federal Register asking the public to comment on how agricultural coexistence in the United States can be strengthened. Comments are due by January 3, 2014. Check out the full blog post here.

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Successful CFS Team Meeting at ANRE Conference, Read about it here…

Successful CFS Team Meeting at ANRE Conference, Read about it here…

October 10, 2013-The Community Food Systems (CFS) Team had a very engaging and interactive meeting at the ANRE Annual Conference in the Wisconsin Dells on Thursday October 10th. This was the second time the team presented at this conference and much has changed in a year’s time!  Since last year’s meeting, the CFS Team has […]

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Competitive Foods in Schools: Impact on Latino Students

Competitive Foods in Schools: Impact on Latino Students by Amy Alvig Korth, (608) 265-3232   Latino youth are more likely to be overweight or obese than their white peers and this health disparity is evident in schools.  A research review by Salud America!, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, showcases the body of evidence that […]

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Calling All Cooperative Extension Professionals Supporting Farm to School!

Calling All Cooperative Extension Professionals Supporting Farm to School!

Are you currently working for Cooperative Extension and helping get local and regional foods into school meals? Are you helping develop and implement school gardens? Are facilitating other fun hands-on local and regional food and farm-based educational events such as local food cooking demonstrations or field trips with students to local farms?

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CFS Team Meeting Registration Open for UWEX Colleagues

CFS Team Meeting Registration Open for UWEX Colleagues

The UWEX Community Food Systems Team will hold its second annual face-to-face team meeting on September 4-5th near Stevens Point at the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station. We invite Coop Extension staff from all program areas to attend. 

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