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cropped-cropped-wlfn-logo-22.jpgWisconsin Local Food Network strives to increase communication, coordination, equity, and participation in local, resilient, sustainable, healthy food and agricultural systems. Our listserv was started in 2007 to help local food organizations across the state communicate and coordinate resources. This post is a weekly summary of WLFN’s progress, partners, and learning.heading_wlfn features

Slow Food UW-Madison
Thanks to Slow Food UW-Madison for discussing ways to increase student involvement in WLFN summits, and ways to leverage the great work at UW-Madison into larger policy changes!

Food, Faith and Farming
Thanks to the Food, Faith, and Farming network for brainstorming ways to build regional networks in southwest Wisconsin!

Milwaukee Food Council
Thanks to the MIlwaukee Food Council for inviting WLFN to present at your next membership meeting on November 15th! We are looking forward to it!

Food and the Wisconsin Idea
Thanks to our friends at UW-Extension, who posted the September episode of Food and the Wisconsin Idea presentation by WLFN’s Jessica Spayde. If you missed it, you can watch the video recording on YouTube!

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Edible Startup Summit 2018
Dane County UW-Extension
Friday, October 26, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (CDT)
Madison, WI
Register Here!

Food and the Wisconsin Idea
Getting Local food into Cafeterias: How are we doing? 
October 18th, 2018, 4:30 session, 5:30 social hour
Online or In Person
Madison, WI

Harvest of Ideas – Two Day Organic Visioning Forum!
Event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required by Oct. 26th.
Tues. Oct. 30th – Wed. Oct. 31st UW-Madison Institute of Discovery (30 N. Orchard St.)

Having an event? 

Send the the details to us, and we’ll add it to our WLFN Public Calendar

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Farm Bill Expires

What does this mean for food, agriculture, and health programs?

The Farm Bill Law Enterprise summarizes the major programs affected.

http://www.farmbilllaw.org/2018/08/29/what-happens-if-there-is-no-new-farm-bill-by-october-1-part-two/

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The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 22, 2018.

Grant for Learn to Fish Programs
The deadline of October 15, 2018 for the Angler R3 grant is approaching
Maximum award per grant is $10,000

Know of a funding opportunity?

Send the description to us, and we’ll add it to our WLFN Funding Connection! 

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Slo Farmers Co-op
Marketing and Sales Position

Deadline: Oct 31st, 2018

Are you hiring?

Send your job description to us, and we’ll add it to our WLFN Job Board

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