Topic: Federal/State or Local Policy Education & Advocacy

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

The COVID-19 impact quickly revealed the often unconsidered and unseen essential services that agriculture plays in our daily lives. Cultivating, processing, driving, stocking, inspecting and delivering food to our tables requires a critical workforce that we want to keep healthy and working. The food supply chain has been designated as a critical infrastructure industry that should maintain a normal work schedule while employers and workers follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and…

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture NASDA Foundation

The COVID-19 impact quickly revealed the often unconsidered and unseen essential services that agriculture plays in our daily lives. Cultivating, processing, driving, stocking, inspecting and delivering food to our tables requires a critical workforce that we want to keep healthy and working. The food supply chain has been designated as a critical infrastructure industry that should maintain a normal work schedule while employers and workers follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and…

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)….

Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network

NMPAN Director Rebecca Thistlethwaite will hold bi-weekly Zoom office hours in June and July for folks contemplating building or purchasing a small-scale meat processing facility (slaughter and/or cut & wrap), as well as retail exempt butcher shops. Informal discussion where attendees can submit questions and then we talk about them….

National Farm to School Network

National Farm to School Network is compiling resources related to COVID-19 that will be relevant to the farm to school and farm to early care and education community. This page includes content specific to policy and advocacy. The content will be updated on an ongoing basis. If you have recommendations of resources to add here, please email anna@farmtoschool.org….

National Farm to School Network

National Farm to School Network is compiling resources related to COVID-19 that will be relevant to the farm to school and farm to early care and education community. This page includes content specific to Native and Tribal Communities. The content will be updated on an ongoing basis. If you have recommendations of resources to add here, please email anna@farmtoschool.org….

National Farm to School Network

National Farm to School Network is compiling resources related to COVID-19 that will be relevant to the farm to school and farm to early care and education community. This page includes content specific to Farmer and Producer Resources. The content will be updated on an ongoing basis. If you have recommendations of resources to add here, please email anna@farmtoschool.org….

National Farm to School Network

Farm to school, at its core, is about relationships: relationships that benefit children and families while strengthening local community food systems. In times of crisis, these community-based relationships are even more vital in supporting continued healthy food access, community well being, and producer viability. Models like mutual aid bring people in communities together so no one goes hungry. Learn about starting a Mutual Aid Pod in your neighborhood with this infographic….

National Farm to School Network

National Farm to School Network is compiling policy-related questions and answers for how COVID-19 is impacting farm to school and farm to ECE efforts. In this document, find a summary of information about how the federal government has done so far to allow farm to school and ECE programs to adapt; what resources are available to farmers who are suffering losses as a result of school and program closures; and more. Have a policy…

Wallace Center at Winrock International

In response to shifting supply and demand, many food systems practitioners are turning to mapping to better understand the supply chains in their regional food systems. Oftentimes, mapping efforts are not coordinated and can be inefficient or inequitable if not created collaboratively. Wallace Center created this spreadsheet to provide resources on mapping tools and platforms, and also to try and create connections between people making similar maps or working in similar regions. Feel free…

National Farm to School Network

National Farm to School Network's response efforts are grounded in a central goal of continuing to advance towards our vision of farm to school and farm to ECE programs supporting strong and just local and regional food systems that strengthen the health of all school children, farms, environment, economy and communities across the country. Find information at this resource hub about NFSN's COVID-19 Relief Fund, resources, policy advocacy opportunities, and stories about how the…
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