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Food Systems Resiliency Webinar #8 - Tues., October 27, 10-11 AM PT


When: Tuesday, October 27, 10-11 AM PT
Where: Virtual Webinar via Zoom (link and instructions will be emailed to registrants)

Webinar #8 - Resilience in Diversity: Adaptation Strategies in Local and Regional Food Systems
Participants will learn about UC SAREP’s collaboration with Michigan State University’s Center for Regional Food Systems to help identify and share successful adaptation strategies emerging within local and regional food systems. Community Alliance with Family Farms (CAFF) and Mandela Partners will share response strategies, with a special focus on small farmers and farmers of color. Panelists will share unmet needs, gaps and barriers to accessing support, and discuss ways extension professionals can help strengthen local and regional supply chains during this crisis.

A conversation with: Shosha Capps and Gail Feenstra, UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, Collaborator Mandela Partners and Ben Thomas, Farm to Market Program Director, Community Alliance with Family Farms

About the Webinar Series
Join the Sustainable Food Systems and Healthy Families and Communities Strategic Initiative leaders for the Food Systems Resiliency Webinar Series taking place on the second and fourth Tuesday from 10-11 am beginning July 14. Webinar presentations will provide up-to-date information and identify resources available for UC ANR and community partners. Ample time will be used for questions and answers, identification of information gaps and connecting people with like interests. Food system resiliency will be viewed through food safety, California food systems partnerships and resources and Victory Gardens Then and Now to name a few. Other perspectives include input from growers, ranchers, shippers, marketing, consumers, farmers markets, CSA's, families and youth. 

If you are interested in submitting a panel proposal as a topic for this series, please complete this online form.

Contacts for More Information
Logistics and Registration: ANR Program Support Unit, Rachel Palmer, (530) 750-1361
Course Content: Deanne Meyer, Leader, Sustainable Food Systems Strategic Initiative
Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty, Leader, Healthy Families and Communities Strategic Initiative