eXtension Community of Practice on Community, Local & Regional Food Systems
We are excited to announce the formal launching of the Community, Local & Regional Food Systems (CLRFS) eCoP!
In its entirety, this resource is designed to provide information and networking opportunities for educators, community-based practitioners, policy makers, farmers/growers, families, and those individuals involved in building equitable, health-promoting, resilient, and economically balanced food systems. As a community of practice, we: 1) create new content; 2) compile and summarize information published by our member organizations; 3) and make it our goal to offer a unique, online meeting place for diverse groups and interests to share information and learn from one another. CLRFS resources you can use and contribute to:
- Feature and Resource articles on a number of relevant topics pertaining to local, regional, and community food systems.
- Links highlighting issues pertaining to local, regional, and community food systems.
- CLRFS frequently asked questions through eXtension's "Ask the Expert"
- CLFRS webinar series
- Meet the CLRFS members through eXtension's "Expert Bios"
- Social media, including Facebook and an eCoP listserv (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This launch coincides with the publishing of our first series of articles for our winter “call for articles!”
Each new eCoP article is posted to the eCoP site. Please see below for the list of our authors and their articles. Many thanks to the authors for their contributions on such topics as wholesale markets for local foods, urban agriculture, food security, local food business models, and much more! And a big thank you goes to our editorial team for their work in publishing the materials: Phil D'Adamo-Damery (Virginia Tech), Jill Clark (The Ohio State University), Cole Ehmke (University of Wyoming), Joanna Lelekacs (NC Cooperative Extension), and Kim Niewolny (Virginia Tech). We are now accepting new articles on a rolling basis. Please visit the CLRFS eCoP site for more information about submitting an article. You may also see here for guidelines on writing Feature and Resource articles: http://create.extension.org/node/98520
2014 “Winter Call” For Articles:
By Suzanne Mills-Wasniak, Brad Bergefurd, & Tony Nye
By Dave Lamie, Matt Ernst, Tim Woods, Gary Bullen, & Blake Lanford
By Brian Raison
By Christie Balch
By Allie Bauman, Dave Shideler, Dawn Thilmany, Merritt Taylor, & Blake Angelo
By Sarah A. Misyak, Meredith Ledlie, Mary M. McFerren, Kim L. Niewolny, Kathryn W. Hosig, & Elena Serrano
By Kara Lubischer & Kay Gasen
By Lindsey Day Farnsworth
By Lauren Gwin & Arion Thiboumery
By Holly Scoggins
By Kendra Wills
By Kendra Wills
By Julie Fox
By Kari O’Neill and Chris Zdorovtsov
Membership and our CLRFS Leadership Team:
The CLRFS eCoP is comprised of over 280 members and growing! Our members include a number of extension agents/educators/specialists, university researchers, and food systems practitioners. Our numbers are growing steadily, indicating the widespread interest in this issue-area. Our community leadership team 'meets' regularly via conference calls. We also share information through webinars.
How can you get involved as a CLFRS eCoP member: http://www.extension.org/pages/70466/more-about-community-local-and-regional-food-systems-cop#.U7Mr4k1OWM8
Thank you, from your CLRFS CoP Co-coordinators: