The Texas Center for Local Food has been working with Iowa State University since 2018 to develop a training program for local food leadership and community food systems development. We’re interested in learning about similar resources, so as we discover training programs, we’ll keep an updated list in this article. Please add comments to the bottom of this page with your resources!
Iowa State University – Iowa State offers a fine example of what the USDA Extension Service can accomplish to support small farms, healthy people and true rural vitality. The Texas Center for Local Food is working with IA State to roll out Local Food Leaders training in Texas in 2020. Please contact us if you’re interested in helping fund this work.
Food Systems Leadership Network – Active and deep leadership training for those working to create food systems that are healthy, equitable and good for our planet. This network of thousands offers an active online community, trainings through webinars and in person leadership retreats, and much more. you can join free and help continue to create this network.
A Guide for Rural Health Care Collaboration and Coordination – No one organization can do this work alone. This roadmap for collaboration among rural serving organizations helps health care providers and other community-based organizations work together to address the social determinants of health… including food insecurity and diet.