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)



Learn more about how to make the most of this critical relationship.


Free Management Library

An excellent collection of materials and advice on hiring and working with consultants.


How to Hire a Consultant

From the Center for Association Leadership/American Society of Association Executive


A Test to Weed Out Consultants You Shouldn't Hire

Harvard Business Review


Tips for Working with Writing Consultants: A guide for foundations, nonprofits and businesses

Writing and communications consultants can help you accomplish a specific task that you and your staff can't do alone. Whether you need someone to write your monthly newsletter, prepare an annual report, research a grant, or manage your public relations, you can count on the fact that a professional consultant or firm is out there to help.


Tips & Tricks on Working With or Being a Consultant

A set of informative slides by a consultant.


Working with Consultants: A Guide for Local Governments

Geared to environmental issues, but still very useful.

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