NAFSN is fostering a community of professional practice and supports the work of any individuals, agencies, and organizations that focus on agriculture and food issues in a community development context — from farmland protection or beginning farmer programs, to value-chain development, urban agriculture, food security and public education. Learn more about becoming a member!  






TRANSITION TEAM (sunsetted in 2016)


STEERING COMMITTEE (sunsetted in 2016)


WORKING GROUP (sunsetted in 2015)



Funding opportunities for professionals wishing to expand their horizons.


Maya Wiley Fellowship Program (for organizers of color)

The Maya Wiley Fellowship Program is a one-year fellowship program that provides a $25,000 stipend. The Maya Wiley Fellowship program celebrates and supports grassroots leaders seeking to achieve racial equity through structurally transformative policy strategies and campaigns



Sustainable Agriculture Fellows (for Extension and Landgrant staff)

Every year since 2007, USDA's Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program and the National Association of County Agricultural Agents have collaborated to support the Sustainable Agriculture Fellows program, providing a two-year educational experience in sustainable agriculture for four stellar Extension workers.


Applied Community & Economic Development (ACED) Fellows Program, Illinois State University

The Applied Community & Economic Development (ACED) Fellows Program at Illinois State University's Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development is a two-year fellowship program leading to a master's degree in Applied Economics, Political Science, or Sociology, each with an interdisciplinary sequence in Applied Community/Economic Development. Fellows complete one calendar year of on-campus study. During their professional practice internships in their second year, fellows receive community and economic development field experience in urban and rural communities. The ACED Fellows Program includes full tuition waivers, plus stipends for the graduate assistantship and internship.


Echoing Green Public Service Fellows

The Echoing Green Foundation is a global social venture fund that identifies, funds, and supports visionary leaders with bold new ideas for social change both domestically and internationally. Fellows work in all public service areas including, but not limited to, education, youth development, health, housing, environmental justice, civil and human rights, economic development, social justice, the arts, and immigration. Through the two-year Fellowship program, Echoing Green provides start-up capital and technical assistance to help new leaders launch their organizations and build capacity. The Fellowship offers a grant of $60,000 paid in four equal installments over two years, conferences that provide unique opportunities for networking and education, and access to a network of public service leaders committed to sharing their experience, knowledge, and energy with each other.

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