From Planning to Policy, Partnerships and Public Investment

American Farmland Trust


Wednesday, October 22, 2014
8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. EDT

CM | 1.50

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With growing national attention on issues like food security, healthy local foods and local economies, food system planning is receiving more attention from planners, policymakers and the general public. Many units of government, from city to multi-state regions, and nonprofit organizations, including foundations, are undertaking foodshed assessments, feasibility studies and plans to envision a more sustainable food system. But how are these recommendations and projects implemented? This session will explore how several areas throughout the country are using different financial resources and exploring policy and legislative initiatives to knit together sustainable food systems and thriving agricultural communities.