Local and Regional Food Systems Response to COVID
Recovery and Resilience
“What would 2020 have looked like if a collaborative network of research, engagement, and outreach across local and regional food system stakeholders, university researchers, and USDA leadership had been in place?” This is the question the Local and Regional Food System (LRFS) Recovery and Resilience project asks as the team reflects upon and examines the lessons, impacts, and successes of the first phase of the LRFS Response to COVID-19 project and frames its future mission. The project focuses on translating lessons learned from local food systems stakeholders during the COVID-19 pandemic and simultaneous social crisis into a specific, long-term collaborative strategy for fostering recovery, and equitable approaches to LRFS resilience.
Upcoming Webinar: October 25, 2022
From the 2022 National Agricultural Marketing Summit
Join us for the second in the Fall Webinar Series on Tuesday, October 25th from 10:30 – 11:30 am ET. The webinar will begin with a pre-recorded panel discussion with the LRFS Recovery and Resilience Team where they will share and reflect on key lessons learned from local and regional food systems stakeholders during the Covid-19 pandemic and simultaneous social crises into a more refined, long-term collaborative strategy for fostering recovery, and equitable approaches to LRFS resilience. We will then invite webinar participants to post questions that will be shared to the panelists live from the National Ag Summit.
Fall Webinar Schedule and Topics:
September 9th, 2022 – Local and Regional Food System Reporting and Data Tool
November 11th, 2022 – Looking Ahead: Innovations and Programs Supporting Local and Regional Supply Chains