A research and education center with programs in food system policy, food communities, food production, and food system sustainability. Its Maryland Food System Map is a useful resource to Maryland-based applicants seeking information on existing infrastructure. The CLF’s Food Policy Network project “will support the development of effective and robust food policy at the state and local levels by working with existing food policy councils, national organizations and other interested groups.”
This resource is hosted by the Community, Local and Regional Food Systems (CLRFS) Community of Practice. It is designed to provide information and networking opportunities for educators, community-based practitioners, policy makers, farmers/growers, families, and those individuals involved in building equitable, health-promoting, resilient, and economically balanced food systems. As a community of practice, we: 1) create new content; 2) compile and summarize information published by our member organizations; 3) and make it our goal to offer a unique, online meeting place for diverse groups and interests to share information and learn from one another.
Discover a wealth of educational materials for farmers, ranchers, ag professionals, community organizers and others who are striving to reconfigure the nation’s food system so more value stays in food-producing communities.
The content on this page is available as a topic brief (PDF download from the SARE website), Building Local and Regional Food Systems.
The Food Systems Leadership Network (a Wallace Center National Community of Practice) connects individuals and staff of non-profit, community-based organizations through its online, interactive platform where members can access a variety of opportunities and services to support professional development and organizational capacity.
Connect with colleagues around the country through a network of peer to peer support and professional development.