a professional association of people working together to strengthen local & regional food systems

The North American Food Systems Network (NAFSN) works at the forefront of the food systems profession itself, providing networking opportunities, access to practitioner tools, career guidance, student chapters, webinars, and a curated jobs board for people at all levels of this critical-change work. 

NAFSN also creates interactive learning experiences with the open-access, peer-viewed research on community food systems published by our sister program, the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD).

If you value a diverse and informed workforce at the helm of community food systems development, join today.

Featured Educational Opportunities

We are honored to work with New Entry Sustainable Farming Project to offer NAFSN member discounts for two of their national programs.

We are honored to work with EcoGather at Sterling College to offer a NAFSN member discount for their continuing education programs.

Upcoming Events:

Finding Your Future in Food Systems

In this popular and free webinar series, NAFSN provides participants with c...

NAFSN's Leadership Circle Meeting

NAFSN's Leadership Circle Meeting is held virtually on the first Wednesday of ea...

Community Food Systems Consultants Forum

We are building a collaborative network of Community Food Systems ...

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Community Food Systems Consultants Forum, Quarterly Gathering, Oct 10

Renee Catacalos of the Sustainable Ag and Food Systems Funders will speak at thi...

Discount for New Entry Programs

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project has extended discounts to NAFSN members fo...

ACRE Facilitation Graduates

Congratulations to the cohort of 15 food systems professionals who completed the...

The NAFSN logo is a modern and graphic depiction of a microphone and rain falling on farm land. Its resemblance to a microphone represents networking and an amplification of voices. The idea of rain represents growth, provision, and replenishment, symbols that work across the community food systems industry and in professional development. Furthermore, its circular shape evokes feelings of community and unity. The mark is designed using geometric shapes for simplicity and scalability. 

Meet the designer.