April 26, 2022
KSRE Local Foods Systems Group to Hold Statewide Local Foods Virtual Town Hall - Reminder
The KSRE Local Food Systems TDT is planning to hold its 3rd quarterly statewide local foods virtual town hall on April 27, from 11 a.m. - noon. This event can be a good opportunity for KSRE faculty and staff to connect with partners working in local food systems both to learn more, and to find potential partners for grant applications and other projects.
The agenda for the April 27, virtual town hall includes:
1) Five minute presentations by:
a. Russell Plaschka, Kansas Department of Agriculture, KDA’s Strategic Growth Initiative
b. Elaine Johannes, K-State Research and Extension, Hearing Voices; Seeing Signs - connections between social determinants of health and local food
c. Tori Laird, update on Kansas Food Framework
2) Open discussion about upcoming/ongoing local food systems-related grants that anyone in Kansas is applying for and would like to get input from others on.
a. KSRE plans for applying for a USDA Regional Food Systems Program grant
b. Anyone else interested
3) Brief announcements of upcoming local food systems events/initiatives in Kansas that will be occurring in the next few months, everyone is welcome to share announcements that you might have in this area.
We now have a listserv set up to share information about the town halls. If anyone is interested in being added to the listserv to receive information on the town halls, they can do the following:
Address an email to email@example.com (and to no other email address).
In the body of the email, type SUB KSRELOCALFOODS Your Name (Ex: SUB KSRELOCALFOODS Willie Wildcat)
Please let me know if you would like the zoom information for the April 27, meeting, or you can sign up for the listserv and we will send the zoom information that way as well. We do plan to record the session in case you are not able to make it at that time. We look forward to “seeing” many of you online on April 27, from 11 a.m. - noon.
Thanks and all the best. -Londa Nwadike, on behalf of the KSRE planning team