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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. We started in 2007 helping 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

Something Special from Wisconsin

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This week, WLFN signed up to be a member of Something Special from Wisconsin (no cost to nonprofits!), and you should too! 

Thanks to Something Special from Wisconsin for discussing ways to support Wisconsin farmers and food businesses of all shapes and sizes!

Edible Startup Summit
Thanks to the Edible Startup Summit (hosted by UW-Extension Dane County) for collaborating with WLFN to plan the LOCAL FOOD EXPO during the summit! Register today, if you haven’t already! Sign up for the Local Food Expo, and we’ll see you there!


Driftless Wine & Cheese Trail
Fall Colors Event Weekend October 12, 13, & 14, 2018
Popular Trail draws visitors to 14 wineries and cheese producers throughout Southwestern Wisconsin

Starting a Farm: Workshop at Sinsinawa
Farm Dreams: Exploring the Risks and Rewards of Starting a Small Farm
Workshop and tour of Sinsinawa Mound Collaborative Farm!
Sunday, October 21st, 1–5pm Register by October 15th, 3pm if possible

Tax Seminars for Producers
Tax seminars for producers! Free and Open to everyone!
Dates throughout the Fall!

Sign up for the Local Food Expo!
Sign up for the Local Food Expo, as part of the Edible Startup Summit 2018
October 26th, 2018

Edible Startup Summit 2018
Register now for the Edible Startup Summit 2018!
October 26th, 2018

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



(from June Holley’s Network Weaver newsletter)

June writes:

“The following video is about 20 minutes long and provides a short overview of network strategies. It was done for the Food Policy Network State Networks, who graciously agreed to let me share it.

The video emphasizes the importance of being part of networks of networks and of catalyzing self-organizing to move us to a more experimental, learning and viral space. Increasingly I’m seeing networks of networks and self-organizing as the key factors needed to shift systems.

heading_fundingLocal Foods, Local Places
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

NEW Organic Vegetable Farm Manager Apprenticeship
Organic Vegetable Farm Manager Apprenticeship Launched

Take Root Veteran Program
Take Root Veteran Program | Apply by 12/10, program launches January 2019!

Fair Food Network
Fair Food Network is currently hiring a Development Coordinator to be based in Ann Arbor office. Applications are rolling with a 10/24 deadline.

NC State – Statewide Local Food Program Manager
Subject: Statewide Local Food Program Manager at NC State
Open until Filled; Proposed hire date: 12/01/2018

Are you hiring?

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

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