On November 14th a group of individuals and  stakeholders came together to discuss the concept of the Wisconsin Good Food Vision.

Please complete this form if you’re interested in participating and/or helping out with any of the “Next Steps” described below.

NEXT STEPS 

  1. Join WI Good Food Vision committee for monthly planning calls (2nd Monday, starting January 6th, 12:45 – 1:30)
  2. Help write and/or review planning grants
  3. Help to host a regional gathering or being a regional liaison in my area
  4. Help design and/or review a WI Good Food Vision Marketing & Outreach Document
  5. Interested in information about joining the WLFN board as board member or advisor

The purpose of the meeting was to: 

  • Feedback on process/timeline for developing a WI Good Food Vision 
  • Populate categories/strategies for the WI Good Food Vision
  • Determine outreach strategies for January 2020 meeting

Processes that Honor Feedback and Cultivate Buy-In 

We recognize this is a major undertaking and hope to take small steps forward this next year to make this more of a reality. Additionally, we believe strongly in establishing feedback cycles and buy-in from diverse stakeholders. We hope to begin today to think about the key tenets of a Wisconsin Good Food Vision. After today, we’d like to use the next several months to participate in several existing key meetings involving stakeholders to gather more and more feedback and ideas on draft tenets, especially focused on gathering feedback related to challenges and needs.  At today’s meeting there was discussion related to getting buy-in from state agencies and major organizations involved in the Wisconsin Food System. Meeting participants helped outline these necessary stakeholders further and began discussing how to develop buy-in as a parallel process to the development of a Good Food Vision. 

Michigan and Minnesota food charters were presented as examples to stimulate thoughts and conversation. Recognizing that a lot of time, energy, and resources went into the development of these charters, the approach in WI will likely need to build energy from grass roots efforts, in order to gain support and start the snowball.

Considering pursuit of a planning grant to support staffing and resources to lead process to develop vision and garner support. Will be looking for individuals to be part of a grants committee to assist with formulating ideas and looking for funding sources that align. 

Links to charter examples:

These resources were added to the notes after the meeting:

Agency / Organization Buy-In

The importance of getting key agencies and organizations on-board was identified as an essential element for the success of moving towards a WI Good Food Vision. Discussed strategies for pursuing this, including:

  • Identifying agencies and organizations that align. Consider:
  • key decision-makers
  • government (local, regional, state)
  • communities (incl. economic development)
  • organizations (incl: health systems, environmental stewards)
  • Identifying agency liaisons  – who do we know within these agencies and who wants to be involved in approaching each one
  • Create a one-pager with key talking points
  • Ask, “How can the Good Food Vision help in your work?

Food Vision Categories:

Discussion about what to include as categories of the good food vision, and what to call the “categories.” The group agreed to use “value-based goals” for purposes of today’s work and discussed re-visiting in the future to confirm categories. Attendees self-selected which “value-based goal” they wanted to work on in small groups. Value-based goals included: 

  • Healthy
  • Strong/Thriving Economy
  • Accessible
  • Fair/Just
  • Sustainable

These categories will evolve as our discussions continue.

NEXT STEPS 

  1. Join WI Good Food Vision committee for monthly planning calls (2nd Monday, starting January 6th, 12:45 – 1:30)
  2. Help write and/or review planning grants
  3. Help to host a regional gathering or being a regional liaison in my area
  4. Help design and/or review a WI Good Food Vision Marketing & Outreach Document
  5. Interested in information about joining the WLFN board as board member or advisor
  6. Other,  Comments

Please complete this form if you’re interested in participating and/or helping out with any of the above “Next Steps”