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)



NAFSN is about 

Professional Development for

Practitioners in the Food Movement


We are developing programs and services to help you achieve your goals. Since we have limited resources at this time, we are gradually developing additional and more valuable member benefits. Your membership will help us achieve these over the next in the months and years to come.



- Discounts on select conferences and workshops offered by partnering organizations

- Free subscription to the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development

- Social networking:

      - Visit and Like the NAFSN Facebook page

      - Join the NAFSN-L listserv (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to join)  



- NAFSN Mentor Program

- Tools and Resources (e.g., a funding calendar)  


COMING SOON (Your membership will help us build the following)

- Communities of Practice

- Training Calendar (weekly calendar of webinars, workshops, and conferences around the country)

- Discounts for conferences and workshops offered by partner organization

- NAFSN Member Code of Ethics Statement

- Annual Meeting held in association with a national farm and food conference


ON THE DRAWING BOARD (we are currently seeking grant funds to develop these)

- Professional Certification Program in Food Systems Development for individuals

- Community Certification Program for (Sustainable) Farm-Friendly Communities

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