The North American Food Systems Network (NAFSN) supports the work of professionals, academics, and activists who focus on agriculture and food issues. Your membership includes a subscription to the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD). Learn more about joining!


JAFSCD cover spring 2014, volume 4, issue 3


Good Food Education & Training

These are enhancements to your résumé or curriculum vita.




Growing Green AwardsNRDC and Berkeley Food Institute

Growing Green Awards honor an outstanding individual in each of the following four categories: Sustainable Food and Farm Educator, Sustainable Livestock Producer, Pollinator Protector, and Regional Food Leader.


Food Sovereignty Prize

The Food Sovereignty Prize spotlights grassroots activists working for a more democratic food system. The honorees are being recognized for promoting food sovereignty by: raising public awareness, organizing on-the-ground action, and/or developing and implementing programs and policies, recognizing the importance of collective action in bringing about social change, building global linkages into their work, and prioritizing the leadership of women, indigenous peoples, people of color, migrant workers and other food providers marginalized by the global food system.


National Association of County Agriculture Agents Awards

NACAA is geared toward Extension educators and other professionals who work in agriculture, horticulture, forestry and natural resources, 4-H youth development, community development, administration, aquaculture and Sea Grant, and related disciplines.


Purpose Prize

The Purpose Prize, now in its ninth year, is the nation’s pre-eminent large-scale investment in people over 60 who are combining their passion and experience for social good. The Prize awards at least $100,000 annually to individuals creating new ways to solve tough social problems. The 2014 Purpose Prize awarded $300,000 to six individuals.


World Food Prize

WFPis the foremost international award recognizing -- without regard to race, religion, nationality, or political beliefs -- the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.


The Patrick Madden Award for Sustainable Agriculture (SARE) [currently not being offered]

Biennially, SARE recognizes farmers and ranchers who raise food or fiber in ways that are profitable, good for families and communities, and beneficial to the environment. The award is named for SARE's first director, Patrick Madden, who was a pioneer in the movement toward a strong, independent agriculture.


The Madden award recognizes producers who
1) have conducted innovative research that explores ways to make farming more profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities and/or
2) who have served as effective educators about sustainable agriculture practices and systems with their peers or others in the community.


Sponsored by SARE, the award features a $1,000 honorarium and travel scholarships to a SARE regional/national conference.

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