This course is meant to educate value chain coordination professionals on how the local food supply chain works. The goal is to help participants feel confident about how local food gets from farm to fork, who the players are and how they make decisions. We hope to increase your technical understanding of these systems and how you can impact and optimize them for farmers and local food businesses in your communities.
About the Instructor
This series is led by multiple food systems practitioners with expertise in managing and influencing local food supply chains.
Session 1: Angel Mendez, Executive Director, Red Tomato
Session 2: Maia Hardy, Ag of the Middle Manager, Ecotrust, Eric Simpson, West Georgia Farmers Cooperative
Session 3: Rachel Terry, Director of Partnerships, The Common Market, Roberto Meza, East Denver Food Hub, Chris Sramek, High Plains Food Cooperative
Session 4: Aleta Botts, Executive Director, and Olivia Vogel, Local Food Project Coordinator, Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development, Kendal Chavez, Farm to school Specialist, New Mexico Department of Public Education