Format: Videos & Webinars

Farm to Institution New England

In this second virtual forum, we discussed challenges and solutions in the institutional food system as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. More than 70 people participated from New England, around the US, and beyond. Breakout sessions dived more deeply into K-12 schools, Campus (college/university), Health Care, and Production/Farming/Fishing (breakouts are summarized verbally at the end, but were not recorded)….

Farm to Institution New England

Over the past few weeks, our food system has undergone incredible disruption from the COVID-19 virus. We have seen things bend and break; and we have seen things rise and adapt. In this third forum, we continue the dialogue, and share stories of challenge and solution. We hear from Hilary Walentuk, Nutrition Specialist with the New England Food and Dairy Council; and from Jacob Vincent, Director of Merchandising with the Hanover Coop Food Stores…

Farm to Institution New England

Over the past few weeks, our food system has undergone incredible disruption from the COVID-19 virus. We have seen things bend and break; and we have seen things rise and adapt. In this third forum, we continue the dialogue, and share stories of challenge and solution. We hear from Hilary Walentuk, Nutrition Specialist with the New England Food and Dairy Council; and from Jacob Vincent, Director of Merchandising with the Hanover Coop Food Stores…

Wallace Center at Winrock International

Mapping can be a great tool for understanding what’s happening in the food system in your community, region, state, or the whole nation. However, there are lots of tools to choose from when making a map. Next up in a series on food systems mapping is a call about available data sets and mapping platforms, and how to find the right tools for your needs. Carolyn Talmadge from Tufts University and Cynthia Caul from…

Wallace Center at Winrock International

The current pandemic has upended food supply chains around the country and the world. Value chain coordination is key to identifying and rearranging new surpluses and deficits to ensure people can access healthy food and businesses can continue to operate. Hallie Casey from the Sustainable Food Center in Austin, TX, Molly Riordan from the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Public Health , and A-dae Briones from First Nations Development Institute share how they are…

Wallace Center at Winrock International

With schools and other community sites closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic, garden-based programming is being adapted to build household food sovereignty and resilience. Hear from Deb Crockett and Beau Gromley from Garden Raised Bounty and Margee Green from SPROUT NOLA about how backyard victory gardens are supporting their communities….

Wallace Center at Winrock International

Co-hosted by the Wallace Center and NCAT/ATTRA, this conversation will focus on identifying promising solutions and strategies developed by food hubs, and elevating the needs of the food hub community that have emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic. The call starts with brief updates from guest panelists including Haile Johnston of The Common Market, Tracy Harding of Capay Valley Farm Shop, and Tom McDougall of 4P Foods, followed by discussion….

Wallace Center at Winrock International

In response to requests for guidance on helping food and farm businesses navigate the CARES Act financial assistance programs, Wallace Center hosted an informal briefing intended for Technical Assistance providers, support organizations, and other advocates assisting small to midsize farmers and food enterprises working in local and regional value chains to access emergency assistance. Speakers: Yolanda Stokes- Office of Disaster Assistance, Small Business Administration Jeff Salzer- Northwest Arkansas District Office, Small Business Administration Aleta…

Wallace Center at Winrock International

This conversation explores the impact that COVID-19 is having on small and medium sized meat processors, how they’re adapting to these challenges, and the changes underway to alleviate pressure and ensure lasting change. Presenters: Jessica Roosa, This Old Farm Rebecca Thistlethwaite, Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network Kelly Nuckolls, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition…
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