Webinars related to food systems and/or community development.

This webinar will introduce the power and rationale for using values-based frames in strategic communications.



Learn about:


-What strategic communications is and how it differs from communications.


-What research tells us about persuading audiences around food systems change, rural policy change, and inequality.


-How intercultural development plays a role in effective messaging for systems change.


-What master frames the Minnesota Food Charter uses and how it uses developmental messaging to reach its audience.



Invited Guest Speakers:


-Diane Benjamin, formerly of Otto Bremer Trust and Frameworks Institute and architect of food systems messaging


-Alfred Walking Bull, Communications Director, PFund Foundation



Register for this webinar here.



Event Date 5/30/2018 10:00 am ET
Individual Price Free

Join New Entry Sustainable Food Project and the Legal Food Hub for Employment Law for the Farm: Q & A Webinar. 


Ask your employment law questions to a leading expert in Massachusetts. Beth O’Neal, an employment law attorney and partner at Conn Kavanaugh in Boston, will answer your questions.


Register for the webinar here.

Event Date 5/31/2018 12:00 pm ET
Event End Date 5/31/2018 1:00 pm ET
Individual Price Free

Topic: Good Food, Good Jobs: Working towards a Just Food System


In this webinar presented by Community Community Food Centres Canada and Metcalf Foundationwe’ll ask how do we make food jobs good jobs? 


Labor market analyst and Metcalf Innovation Fellow, Tom Zizys will present compelling ideas and successes from the labor movement while Sonia Singh, Leadership Development Coordinator at the Food Chain Workers Alliance, will bridge the food and labor divide to explore current challenges, inspiring examples, and new possibilities for good food jobs. 



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Event Date 6/6/2018 12:00 pm ET
Event End Date 6/6/2018 1:00 pm ET
Individual Price Free

Topic: Finding Food in Your City Government

Thursday, June 7 (Noon-1:15 pm EST)


Everyone is talking about food these days! Over the past ten years, staff at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) have witnessed a surge in food-related activities in communities around the country, including the formation of food policy councils, expansion of healthy food purchase incentives, and growth of urban agriculture initiatives. While non-profit and community organizations are driving much of this work, city governments are also playing a leading role in developing and strengthening policy to support food systems.

Tune into this webinar to hear food policy council organizers from Milwaukee and Columbus discuss their accomplishments and relationships with city government. CLF and GovEx staff will also discuss how to use data and tools to understand your jurisdiction’s food system. Join us for this rescheduled conversation on June 7 at noon Eastern time, and start food planning in your city.


Register today! 

Event Date 6/7/2018 12:00 pm ET
Event End Date 6/7/2018 1:15 pm ET
Individual Price Free
NFSN Trending Topics Webinar: State Farm to School Positions (Public)
State-supported farm to school positions within state agencies and Extension offices offer vital leadership and support to further institutionalize the farm to school movement.
Join this webinar to learn about a new resource from the National Farm to School Network which highlights the growth and prevalence of state-supported farm to school positions and offers tools, resources and best practices for advocating for and maintaining state positions.
Hear from NFSN Core Partners in South Carolina, Missouri and Oregon as they share their success, challenges and lessons learned and take away practical steps to advancing state-supported positions.
Event Date 6/7/2018 2:00 pm ET
Event End Date 6/7/2018 3:00 pm ET
Individual Price Free