Listening sessions related to food systems and/or community development.

Event Date 4/18/2018 5:00 pm ET
Event End Date 4/18/2018 7:30 pm ET
Individual Price Free
Location Cornell University
Please join us for a three-part series featuring guest speakers from states that, like Michigan, have visionary plans that guide their local food systems progress!



The goal of this series is to generate ideas about directions for the Michigan Good Food movement after 2020 by learning from similar initiatives in other states and reflecting on the first eight years of the Michigan Good Food Charter in action.



Each speaker will address:

• Developing a vision and structure for food systems work

• Facilitating collaboration across food system sectors

• Pursuing policy change

• Ensuring equity



Ellen Kahler - Vermont Farm to Plate

July 31, 2018
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Michigan State University, 1310 Anthony Hall


Register here to participate in person.
Register here to participate via Zoom.




Event Date 7/31/2018 9:00 am ET
Event End Date 7/31/2018 11:00 am ET
Individual Price Free

Chef Panel Discussion at Wright-Locke Farms



78 Ridge St, Winchester, MA 01890

Wright-Locke Farm’s 1827 Barn


This season, the Wright-Locke Farm has been hosting an educational Speaker Series in our beautiful 1827 barn each month. It is free and open to the public. This month, join us for a panel discussion with three local chefs who have been making strides to reconnect people with the food they eat and the landscapes and people that are behind those meals. What is the role of a chef in this complicated time that we live in? How do they inspire and teach? These are some of the questions that we'll be asking our Chef Panel. Make sure to bring your own questions to ask, too!

Chefs as Catalyst Connectors in our Complicated Food World - Vittorio Ettore (A Tavola & Bistro 5), Lori Deliso (Kids Cooking Green), Frank McClelland (L’Espalier)

Wednesday, September 26th - 7:30 PM (Q&A session to follow)


Register here


Event Date 9/26/2018 7:30 pm ET
Individual Price Free

With the Farm Bill checked off of the Congressional to do list, policymakers plan to pick back up their efforts to reauthorize the Child Nutrition Act. Join NFSN's Policy Team for the April 4 NFSN Trending Topics webinar to get the latest, share your ideas for what's needed most in a new bill, and find out how to get involved. Participation in the webinar is not lobbying. This webinar will be recorded and archived for future viewing.

Register here

Event Date 3/27/2019 1:00 am ET
Event End Date 3/27/2019 2:00 am ET
Individual Price Free

Community Food Systems Annual Event 

Our 2019 Community Food Systems Program annual event is scheduled for Friday, March 29, in Des Moines, Iowa — and registration is now open! Cost is $20 for the pre-conference workshop March 28, and $60 for the conference March 29. You may pay using a credit card or intramural account number ONLY. Please be sure to click Submit at the bottom of the registration form!

At the end of March we will be celebrating food systems work around the nation at the Des Moines at the Ramada Tropics Resort and Conference Center, 5000 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines. Please join us for the celebration and discussion with colleagues about food systems topics including certification and training, new skills and technical assistance around technology, innovation in food businesses, and more.

This will be our fourth annual annual event, and they just keep getting bigger and better!

Limited funds are available for those needing travel reimbursement. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request funds.



Event Date 3/28/2019 6:30 pm ET
Event End Date 3/29/2019 4:30 pm ET
Individual Price Free