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Good Food Education & Training

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Topic: Building a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Food Systems Network


Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 


Time: 3:00 pm Eastern Time (12:00 noon Pacific Time)



• Cory Whiteley (Graduate student intern at U of Saskatchewan's Master of Sustainable Environmental Management (MSEM) program)

• Kyjana Barnett (Undergraduate student intern, Cornell University) 

• Shorlette Ammons (Center for Environmental Farming Systems)  


The webinar recording is available for free viewing here


Topic: Economic Impacts of Local Food Systems


This webinar focused on building a community of practice for evaluating and assessing local food system activity. 


Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017


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



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

• Dawn Thilmany (Regional Economic Development Institute, Colorado State University)

• Ariel Kagan (Food Institute, George Washington University)

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

 • Becca Jablonski (Food Systems, Colorado State University)


Moderator: Jeffrey K. O’Hara (Local Food Research & Development, USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service)


The webinar recording is available for free viewing here.



Andy Fisher


Topic: Big Hunger: Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups 


Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017


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


Presenter: Andy Fisher, author of Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups


Moderator: Laura Ridenour


The webinar recording is available for free viewing here.




Topic: Food Justice and Black Lives: Voices from the Movement 


DateWednesday, February 22, 2017


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



 • Dara Cooper, National Organizer and Co-Founder – National Black Food and Justice Alliance 

•  Malik Yakini, Executive Director – Detroit Black Community Food Security Network


The webinar recording is available for free viewing here.





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