Webinars, NAFSN management meetings, and other events offered by NAFSN.

Monthly NAFSN Leadership Circle meeting

Event Date 9/11/2020 12:00 pm ET
Event End Date 9/11/2020 1:30 pm ET
Individual Price Free

Join NAFSN for our first webinar in the Food Supply Chain Innovators series. 

DECEMBER 10, 2020, 1PM EST

FREE SIGN UP HERE

Featuring: CARLA NORWOOD of WORKING LANDSCAPES

MEET THE INNOVATOR: 

Carla Norwood, PhD, will share details of the ways in which Working Landscapes advances economic development, environmental resilience, and improved nutrition in the rural communities of Warren County, NC. Most of her work focuses on building stronger linkages between rural communities and nearby urban areas. Working Landscapes is a regional leader in aligning stakeholders and decision makers across the food supply chain to achieve health, economic and social equity goals. This multi-media webinar will provide ample opportunity for interactive learning from a boots-on-the-ground practitioner.

MEET NAFSN’S WEBINAR SERIES PRODUCER: 

Laura Lauffler is the Extension Associate & Project Director for EmPOWERing Mountain Food Systems at North Carolina State University & the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. As Co-Chair of the NAFSN Productions Circle 2020-2021, Laura is committed to amplifying the voices of community-based, food chain innovators who are improving economic and social equity in rural communities. 

NAFSN is a professional development association for food systems practitioners, scholars, community leaders, advocates and citizens throughout North America. Join us to grow the food systems profession. For more info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The recording of this webinar is viewable for free.

Event Date 12/10/2020 1:00 pm ET
Event End Date 12/10/2020 2:00 pm ET
Individual Price Free

Welcome to Radical Re-Imagination.

Join The Chicago Food Policy Action Council (CFPAC) and its summit planning team in celebrating 16 years of leveraging collective power to policy. The summit will equip attendees with meaningful knowledge, relationships, and conversations to envision our food future together. Each day will highlight ways to ground policy in community action and engage participants in radically re-imagining Chicago’s foodscape.

You will be able to connect with food workers, farmers, vendors, and local leaders. Together we will discuss food policy and other critical issues involving climate change, labor, food access and urban farming. We will also dive into food production in Chicago, Cook County, and across the state of Illinois. The Summit will consist of virtual workshops, passionate speakers, a marketplace of resources, and more!

EVOLUTION FROM POLICY TO JUSTICE

CFPAC as an organization advocates for policies that promote food justice and sovereignty. Rather than placing the focus on our methods of getting to a more equitable food system, we feel we should emphasize our desired outcome: food justice and sovereignty for the Chicago region. While changes like this may seem inconsequential, CFPAC believes the intentional language sets the stage for broader conversations to fully address the systemic problems we seek to uproot.

Learn more about Chicago Food Policy Action Council's work and how you can support here.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/16th-annual-chicago-food-justice-summit-tickets-132132216015 

Event Date 2/25/2021 11:30 am ET
Event End Date 2/26/2021 4:30 pm ET
Individual Price Free

FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN INNOVATORS A WEBINAR SERIES HOSTED BY THE NORTH AMERICAN FOOD SYSTEMS NETWORK 

Webinar #2  FEBRUARY 25, 2021, 1PM-2PM EST 

FREE SIGN UP HERE

Featuring JOSHUA STOLL of the LOCAL CATCH NETWORK

Meet the Innovator

Joshua Stoll is a co-founder of the Local Catch Network (LCN). Local Catch Network is LCN a community of practice, that is made up of fishermen, organizers, researchers, and consumers throughout North America who are providing local, healthful, low-impact seafood via community-supported fisheries and direct-marketing arrangements. 

Since 2011, Josh has worked closely with LCN members and partners to elevate small and community-based fisheries. LCN has 200+ members committed to a shared core of values and striving to elevate local and regional seafood systems.

This multimedia webinar will provide ample opportunity for interactive learning from Joshua as an accomplished practitioner/researcher.

 

Meet NAFSN’s Webinar Series Producer

Laura Lauffer is the Extension associate & project director for EmPOWERing Mountain Food Systems at North Carolina State University & the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. As co-chair of the NAFSN Productions Circle for 2020-2021, Laura is committed to amplifying the voices of community-based food chain innovators who are improving economic and social equity in rural communities. 

NAFSN is a professional development association for food systems practitioners, scholars, community leaders, advocates, and citizens throughout North America. Join us to grow the food systems profession. For more info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This event is hosted by NAFSN through its Voices from the Grassroots Webinar Series.

Event Date 2/25/2021 1:00 pm ET
Individual Price Free
Note the different time zones: 3 pm - 4:30 pm PST and 6 pm -7:30 pm EST

About this Event

Saturday, FEBRUARY 27th

Farms to Grow, Inc. presents

A Virtual Screening: RHYTHMS of The LAND Trailer

A Documentary Film Project by Cultural Anthropologist Dr. Gail P. Myers

RELEASE DATE: October 2021

AFRICA CAME TO AMERICA

Rhythms of the Land is a documentary spotlighting Black farmers, their struggles and survival against overwhelming odds. In 1920, there were 920,000 black farmers in the United States, although many of those were sharecroppers and tenant farmers. Today there are roughly 33,570 black land owners.

In the Summer of 2012, Dr. Myers, drove 10,000 miles in four weeks to cover 10 southern states (South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Florida) interviewing over 30 Black sharecroppers, tenant farmers, and 3rd to 5th generation farmers.

Each interview represents generations of cultural traditions, family farming, and a farming philosophy that honors land, sustainability, their communities, and unimaginable perseverance despite predatory lending practices and policies levied against them.

Rhythms of the Land is a valentine to Black farmers. Dr. Myers' primary goal is to preserve the stories, and honor the legacy and the lives of Black farmers.

The documentary film project is currently in post production. We received a $40,000 match donation from an Angel Donor to kick off the archiving and editing of the raw footage from 2012.

Join Farms to Grow, Inc and our 1st Investor in making a match donation to assist in the completion of this important project. Follow Rhythms of the Land to the release date, October 2021. Make an impact today by assisting us to reach $15,000 - $40,000 in 30 days.

 Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-screening-of-rhythms-of-the-land-trailer-tickets-139557910467 

Celebrate Black History

Support this Project TODAY!

GO FUND ME: Match Donation

www.rhythmsoftheland.com

A Farms to Grow, Inc Project

www.farmstogrow.com

Event Date 2/27/2021 4:00 pm ET
Individual Price Free