Upcoming Webinar: Data to support your local/regional/state food systems work
Wednesday, June 21st, 2023 from 12-1 PM Eastern
Looking Ahead: Innovations and Programs Supporting Local and Regional Supply Chains
Does your city, region, or state have its own food systems map, or are you considering creating one? When developing a food system map, having a clear idea of what data to include, and the processes for maintaining it is a vital first step. In this webinar, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service and Colorado State University’s Food Systems Institute will explore and showcase a new data resource available to you to help make some of these essential early decisions.
The new resource, located at https://localfoodeconomics.com/data includes more than 300 indicators developed by representatives of dozens of local and regional food systems organizations through an equity lens. These indicators cover topics including labor, community resources, nutrition security and food access, business development and infrastructure, and local food sales. Hear from members of the team that created and maintain this resource, and join in a discussion around how we can collectively support local, regional, and state food systems data and mapping efforts.