Farmland, Food and Livable Communities

American Farmland Trust


Monday, October 20, 2014, 8 a.m.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 1 p.m. EDT

Lexington, KY,


American Farmland Trust’s Farmland, Food and Livable Communities Conference will offer training sessions for planners working on community food systems, healthy communities, farmland protection, and smart growth. Food system planning is an emerging field engaging planners and planning organizations, civic leaders, food policy councils and others interested in creating more sustainable food systems. These sessions fill a critical gap by convening the diverse interests of this field who must work together to effect meaningful change to strengthen the economic and environmental health of America’s food and farming system. In these sessions planning professionals will be trained in successful land use planning and effective local policies; explore the links between local farms, economic development, and food security; delve into successful approaches that build healthy food systems through planning, policy and public investment; learn about exemplary food policy councils; and create new opportunities to align agriculture and public health. Sessions include: • Build In, Not Out • Building Local Government Capacity to Support Food Systems • Comprehensive Approaches to Local Farmland Protection • Finding Common Ground: Building Bridges between Agriculture and Public Health • From Planning to Policy, Partnerships and Public Investments • Local Food as Economic Development • Next Generation of Food Policy Councils: How to Make a Difference with Local Government • Planning for Agriculture and Food Systems: Communities That Are Leading the Way For more information about AFT’s Farmland, Food and Livable Communities Conference visit

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