On January 12-13, 2017, The Wisconsin Local Food Network (WLFN) will hold its 11th Annual Summit at the Radisson Hotel in La Crosse, Wisconsin convening stakeholders from across the Wisconsin food system for learning, networking, and community building. WLFN is a network of individuals and organizations that works towards a Wisconsin food system that supports … Continue reading FOOD ACTIVISTS FROM ACROSS WISCONSIN WILL CONVERGE IN LA CROSSE AT FOOD SUMMIT ON JANUARY 12 AND 13, 2017
Program Will Influence Wisconsin Farmers Markets UPDATED: Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 11:42am By Maureen McCollum Listen The U.S. Senate has passed the long-awaited $956 billion Farm Bill, and a small portion of that funding will go towards programs aimed at growing local food systems. Funding for the Farmers' Market and Local Food Promotion Program tripled in this … Continue reading New Farm Bill Contains More Funds To Encourage Eating Local Foods
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 2014. We need your skills! GHANA or UGANDA: Teach at Agricultural College No teaching or university experience necessary. What is needed are farmers with a strong background in organic farming, perma-culture and/or sustainable agriculture. RWANDA: Cooperative Management After the genocide and after much agonizing reconciliation work, organizations and the national government realized that the next … Continue reading Farmers Needed in Africa – Farming and Teaching Opps (No formal teaching experience needed!)
http://www.animalwelfareapproved.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Food-Infrastructure-and-Distribution-W-King-Winter-2011.pdf FOOD INFRASTRUCTURE AND DISTRIBUTION: Let’s Not Reinvent the Wheel Farmers and ranchers have a unique opportunity to meet consumer demand for sustainably produced food. But they need to start working together to develop regional brands and to identify ways to use existing food infrastructure. BY WARREN KING, WELLSPRING MANAGEMENT Read the newspapers or turn … Continue reading FOOD INFRASTRUCTURE AND DISTRIBUTION: Let’s Not Reinvent the Wheel
Action Alert from Bridget Holcomb, Associate Policy Director, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute Farmers across Wisconsin have increased sales because of projects funded by Buy Local Buy Wisconsin grants. People who care about buying Wisconsin products now find them at more grocery stores, on more menus, and at more markets, and children eat them in more … Continue reading Wisconsin’s local foods program – Buy Local Buy Wisconsin – is at risk.