NAFSN is a professional development association for people working together
to strengthen local and regional food systems.

Membership Benefits

•  Access to a vetted, consistently updated calendar of training events for food systems professionals;

•  Access to a vetted, consistently updated listing of job opportunities;

•  Participation in NAFSN Good Food Talk webinars;

•  Special invitations to training opportunities and to NAFSN Meet & Greets at conferences;

•  Access to member-only professional development tools and resources on this website;

•  Discounts on select conferences and workshops offered by partnering organizations;

•  Article Heads-up notifications from the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD); and

•  Participation in the development of programs such as the NAFSN certification program.


NAFSN is facilitated by the Thomas A. Lyson Center for Civic Agriculture and Food Systems, a project of Center for Transformative Action, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that accepts all funds on our behalf.

May 10, 2021

Featured Practitioner: Mickey Davis

For many who have worked at the uphill crossroads of local agriculture and food access,…
May 10, 2021

Featured Innovator: Zack Wyatt

Zack Wyatt, founding president and CEO of Carolina Farm Trust, was a first-hand witness to…
July 28, 2021

Featured Innovator: Amy McCann

Farmers and farmers markets raced to adopt online sales platforms in the spring of 2020…
March 03, 2021

Featured Filmmaker: Dr Gail P Myers, Rhythms of the Land

Cultural anthropologist and filmmaker Gail P. Myers, PhD, who is also a founding member and…
September 25, 2021

Featured Educator: Chef Asata Reid

If you know anything about the good food movement in and around Atlanta, GA, you've…
January 25, 2021

Featured Educator: Charlie Monroe

“For me, Georgia isn’t a red state. And it isn’t a blue state. Georgia is…
July 28, 2021

Featured Activist: Nicole Virgil

Nicole Virgil is a musician by trade who grew up in Connecticut riding trains into…

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We are excited to be transitioning soon to a new platform & design (at the same URL.) Please continue to access our jobs board, webinar info, tools, and other resources at this site and check back for more to come. Memberships will be transferred, so if you’re not a member yet, NAFSN in the news! consider joining today!

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