professionals and other community development specialists are often asked to
engage in local food systems work. Fulfilling this request can be a challenge,
especially for staff who are unfamiliar with local food systems programming
and/or do not regularly facilitate community groups. Supporting Local Food
Councils is a new professional development course designed to equip Extension
staff and community development professionals with the education, material
resources, organizational tools and videos to support the development and
sustainability of food councils. Participants in this webinar will be given an
overview of the course’s 15 modules and will have a chance to view a few of the
course videos. Twenty local food council experts from around the U.S. provided
content for this self-paced online course. Supporting Local Food Councils is
available to all at no charge. Course participants that complete the quiz for
each module will earn a certificate of completion.
Jodee Ellett is the Local Foods Coordinator for Purdue Extension, working across program areas to build food system networks and deliver research and education. Jodee works at the individual, community, business and leadership level to engage and synergize local food system development.
Kendra Wills has served with MSU Extension for the past 17 years. She is based at the Downtown Market in Grand Rapids, Michigan and serves five counties in west Michigan. Kendra began working on local food systems issues in 2010 (focusing on farm-to-school and youth gardening programs) and in 2015 began developing a local food council in Lake County, Michigan. There is no registration and no fee for attending this webinar. To join the webinar go to http://ncrcrd.adobeconnect.com/ncrcrd, “enter as a guest” is by default already chosen. Type your name into the text box provided, and click on “Enter Room”. You are now in the meeting room for the webinar. To facilitate Q&A’s, participants submit questions/comments via the Chat Function in Adobe Connect.
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