Training and other events offered online.

New webinar series from the Food Systems Leadership Network featuring innovative organizations that are shifting practices and creating new approaches to leadership and organizational structure, becoming better equipped and positioned to lead change in our communities and our world.

Part 3: Collective Impact through Network and Systems Leadership
The third and final webinar will feature promising practices and success stories of collective leadership fostered through alliances, networks, and collaboratives. These organizations embrace and operationalize the fact that together they can achieve much more than they can possibly do alone. We’ll be joined by two of the most progressive and cutting-edge networking organizations in the good food movement: Farm to Institution New England and the Center for Regional Food Systems. Both will share insights, best practices, and lessons learned from their extensive experience weaving food systems networks in the US.
Event Date 9/18/2018 3:00 pm ET
Event End Date 9/18/2018 4:15 pm ET
Individual Price Free
National Farm to School Network (NFSN) Trending Topics Webinar: State Farm to School Month Proclamations
In addition to the federal Congressional resolution NFSN championed in 2010 to establish October as National Farm to School Month, many states have passed resolutions declaring a Farm to School Week or Month. Similar language can be used in your state legislature or for a proclamation by your governor. Join us to learn from NFSN Core and Supporting Partners how they: 1) advocated and obtained these proclamations, 2) used these farm to school weeks/months to celebrate farm to school, and 3) used these celebrations as a springboard for more farm to school policies. Guest speakers will include NFSN Arkansas Core Partner, Emily English, of Arkansas Children’s Research Institute, and NFSN Hawaii Core Partner, Natalie McKinney, of Kokua Hawaii Foundation. This webinar will be recorded and archived for future viewing. 
Event Date 9/20/2018 2:00 pm ET
Event End Date 9/20/2018 3:00 pm ET
Individual Price Free

Do you know what it takes to be profitable? How much do you need to sell to cover all your costs and still have something left to pay yourself? You know that as your business grows, your expenses increase. But not all expenses increase the same way.  So how do you figure it all out? In this live webinar, we will review:

1) how to understand the nature of your expenses and costs

2) The basic formula for break-even and where all the numbers come from.

3) How to apply the concept of “break-even” to evaluate new opportunities.


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Event Date 9/20/2018 6:00 pm ET
Individual Price Free



Join us for three upcoming webinars about Beginning Farmer Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) grants. These webinars are hosted by Consultant Allison Goin and New Entry Sustainable Farming Project.



Webinar Description:


Building on the conversation started in part 1 of this series, we will go more in-depth into how to structure a BFRDP project that focuses on livestock producers. Questions and topics raised in part 1 will be addressed, and ideas shared for collaborative programs to assist beginning graziers and ranchers with getting off to a good start. Facilitated by New Entry and Consultant Allison Goin, with partner organizations TBA. 


If you’re currently working in this area and would like to contribute your experience or a specific problem you are currently facing to the discussion, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



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Event Date 10/9/2018 1:00 pm ET
Individual Price Free
Farm to School Network (FSN) Trending Topics Webinar: Results from the 2018 National Farm to Early Care and Education Survey
The National Farm to School Network (NFSN), in partnership with Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems, launched the 2018 National Survey of Early Care and Education Providers in the spring of 2018. Over 2,000 ECE providers from across the country responded and shared information about current farm to ECE initiatives, motivations for participation, challenges to starting or expanding farm to ECE, and more. Join the National Farm to School Network and Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems to hear about the survey findings and learn how you can use the results to promote farm to ECE in your state and community. This webinar will be recorded and archived for future viewing. 
Event Date 10/11/2018 2:00 pm ET
Event End Date 10/11/2018 3:00 pm ET
Individual Price Free