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Strategic Initiative Brief: Food System Resiliency webinar series is off and running


Building a resilient food system: Webinar series is off and running 

Worried about our food system? Healthy Families and Communities and Sustainable Food Systems Strategic Initiatives are encouraging continued discussions on how to reimagine them. Sign up below and join us for Food System Resiliency webinars on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, through at least November, to continue the discussion.

Please let us know if you're interested in providing leadership or participating in a webinar for this series. Contacts: Deanne Meyer (SYS SI leader) and Lynn Schmitt McQuitty (HFC SI leader). The six-part series covers:

Webinar #1 - Food Safety and COVID-19 (July 14) See Slides (PDF) 

Webinar #2 - California Food Systems: Partnerships and Resources(July 28) See Slides (PDF) 

Webinar #3 - The Ins and Outs of Niche Marketing Meat (Aug 11) register here

Webinar #4 - Beef Supply Chain and Market Disruptions (Aug 25) register here

Webinar #5 - TBD (Sept 8)

Webinar #6 - Victory Gardens Then and Now (Sept 22) register here

Visit the Spotlight webinars page to see recordings. 

Growing Reach and Impact by Enhancing Our Virtual Skills

We continue to explore and develop materials to help us better use virtual tools. Visit the UC ANR Learning & Development Site ( to learn more about:

Lucky winners will soon receive one of 20 video production kits supplied in recognition of their video production efforts.(Contacts: David Lewis and David Lile

All of these materials have been developed with input from many, many colleagues. Let us know what skills or tips you found useful and what more you'd like to learn. 

Covid19 is having us explore our virtual delivery options.








For more on the SIs and their activities, contact:

Jim Farrar (EIPD)

David Lewis (Water)

David Lile (SNE)

Deanne Meyer (SFS)

Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty (HFC)

Mark Bell (Strategic Initiatives and Statewide Programs)

Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 5:07 PM
  • Author: Mark Bell

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