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!


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NAFSN Good Food Talk Webinar Series


The NAFSN Good Food Talk webinar series shares innovations in the field and highlights efforts to promote just and sustainable food systems. They provide you with the opportunity to learn and interact with food system practitioners and experts in diverse locations and regions. They're free and open to the public!


Upcoming webinar:


Topic: Economic Impacts of Local Food Systems

Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Time: 1:00–2:00 pm Eastern Time (10:00–11:00 am Pacific Time)



•  Rich Pirog, Director, Center for Regional Food Systems, Michigan State University

•  Dawn Thilmany, Professor, Ag & Resource Economics, Regional Economic Development Institute, Colorado State University

•  Ariel Kagan, Senior Program Associate, Sustainability Collaborative, Food Institute, George Washington University

•  Kathleen Liang, Director, Center for Environmental Farming Systems, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University

•  Becca Jablonski, Assistant Professor and Extension Economist in Food Systems at Colorado State University


•  Jeffrey K. O’Hara, Agricultural Marketing Specialist, Local Food Research & Development, USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service


This webinar will focus on building a Community of Practice for evaluating and assessing local food system activity. Through initial conversations around this topic, several questions have emerged:
•  How effective are communities, local food practitioners, and researchers at evaluating local food system activity?
•  Has the capacity to evaluate local food market activity improved in the previous five years?
•  Are there opportunities to advance such a community of practice?  How would it look?  What are effective strategies for doing so?


Click here to register for free.



Archived Good Food Talk webinars (read details about each one here):


Big Hunger: Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups (March 29, 2017)

Food Justice and Black Lives: Voices from the Movement (produced by NAFSN and Farms to Grow, February 22, 2017)

Land Justice, Black Agrarianism and the Freedom Movement: Emerging Voices (produced by NAFSN, Farms to Grow, and Food First, January 2017)

We Traded our MetroCards for Tractors: Going from Urban Agriculture to Rural Farming (produced by  NAFSN, December 2016)

Collaborative Pathways to Change: Tools for Just and Sustainable Food Systems Networks (produced by NAFSN and the Interaction Institute for Social Change, November 2016)

Food Systems Networks "Circle Forward": Innovations in Collaborative Governance (produced by NAFSN and Circle Forward, October 2016)

Experience of People of Color in Food Systems Work (produced by NAFSN and the Lyson Center for Civic Agriculture and Food Systems, March 2015)


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