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!  






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Agriculture and food system development is about working with people, and it requires strong writing, public speaking, and interpersonal communication skills. Below are some useful websites with tips on improving this skill set.


Communication Skills, Vocational Information Center

This website has advice and examples for every conceivable form of communication.


Communication Skills: Making Oral Presentations

Newcastle University, School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials


Opinionated Principles for Scientific Writing

Jody Culham, University of Western Ontario
Last update: Jan. 8, 2008


Ten Ways to Improve Your Interpersonal Skills

Interpersonal skills are invaluable at work. How your coworkers see you can have a big impact on your career long term, as well as on your day-to-day life.

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