This CoP will: (1) Provide Extension Educators and partners with information, educational materials, processes, discussion and collaboration around the rapidly growing local and community food systems movements nationwide; (2) Communicate with the public regarding how to establish, expand or maintain local and community food systems; and, (3) Share best practices, new curricula and related materials for community outreach and engagement on this issue.
Can you get good varieties of melons at the farmers market in the end of September?
Multnomah County OR farmers markets Posted over 1 year ago
I'm developing some programming on food preservation in our area and I'd like to facilitate a workshop on planning a home garden with food preservation in mind. Are any extension programs out there working on something similar to this? Are there any resources or research I can look into?
Wayne County NY Posted almost 3 years ago
MY NAME IS KENNETH, I LIVED IN A SMALL COMMUNITY WHERE WE HAVE MUCH TOMATOES AND PRESERVATIVE METHOD IS LACKING. PLS, I WANT TO KNOW HOW TO PREPARED SACHET TOMATOES PASTE. THANKS FOR BEEN THEIR.
OUTSIDEUS home food preservation Posted over 4 years ago
Which state Extension services support a team of staff positions with titles like "local food coordinator" or "local food specialist" or "regional food systems specialist"? We are interested in states that have multiple local food coordinators working in different regions of the state. We would like to know how Extension services (or other sponsors such as nonprofits) provide professional development and training for such positions.
IA Posted over 4 years ago
Is there software or common technology solutions used by county extension offices, soil and water conservation districts, or other organizations that partner with many farmers to track the activities of those farmers? For example, software that would track basic information about the farm, along with any funds they have been awarded for projects, technical assistance they have requested, and other information that would help track the development of farms and agricultural initiatives over time?
Ideally this would be something that multiple employees at an organization could access and update.
The sugar in corn is being used to make alcohol for fuel. Wouldn't it make more sense to use sugar beets or sorghum for this?
Auglaize County Ohio alternate energy Posted over 5 years ago
What Local Officials Need to Know about GAPs?
How can I get my apples into local school lunch rooms?
How can I connect with schools, hospitals or businesses to sell locally grown foods in my area? Thanks!
I work with a group of Ohio growers who are interested in connecting to local schools and/or hospitals to sell their produce through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) arrangement. Are their Ohio-based resources to help these growers with any farm-to-institution models or networks?