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Food system extension work across the nation
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Food System

In this context, working the food system refers to improving access for all citizens to healthy, wholesome foods. Extension work in this area across the nation encompasses many facets including community gardening, urban agriculture, beekeeping, rural and urban grocery stores, nutrition education, horticulture, youth development, 4H, community and economic development, food entrepreneurship, research, small farms, increasing food literacy and the list goes on . . . In fact food system work encompasses everything that Extension does within the many disciplines that encompass our land grant institutions. This magazine will provide ideas and information as communities embarck on  food system work.

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A Vacant Lot Offers Refugees a Taste of Home

A Vacant Lot Offers Refugees a Taste of Home | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it
A plan to revitalize a vacant lot in Phoenix has offered refugees a place to grow their own produce.
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Chicago’s urban farm district could be the biggest in the nation

Chicago’s urban farm district could be the biggest in the nation | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it

Chicago's South Side could soon remake itself as a greenbelt studded with urban farms -- perhaps the largest such network in the country. This type of project is a natural fit for Urban Extension program involvement.

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Hoops and boxes grow food for Standing Rock

Hoops and boxes grow food for Standing Rock | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it
FORT YATES — It's a miracle how much food can come out of one oversized back yard.
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Vindy.com - Workshops help local producers market, sell food

Vindy.com - Workshops help local producers market, sell food | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it

Local farmers and other food producers in Ohio trying to navigate the complexities of marketing and selling products across retail and wholesale platforms have an ally in an Ohio State University extension program.

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Addressing food system challenges : Source - Spring 2012 : University of Minnesota Extension

Addressing food system challenges : Source - Spring 2012 : University of Minnesota Extension | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it
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The plight of the bees

The plight of the bees | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it
Bees are a vital part of our ecosystem, but they're declining at alarming rates. It's called colony collapse and it affects humans more than you may think.
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Bemidji schools among growing trend of serving local foods | Bemidji Pioneer | Bemidji, Minnesota

Bemidji schools among growing trend of serving local foods | Bemidji Pioneer | Bemidji, Minnesota | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it
Marleen Webb, food services coordinator for Bemidji School District, is excited for the growing season to come into full swing because it means students will again be receiving fresh and locally grown food.
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Working Differently Podcast 022 - Abby Gold, NDSU Nutrition and Wellness Specialist — NDSU

Working Differently Podcast 022 - Abby Gold, NDSU Nutrition and Wellness Specialist — NDSU | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it
A discussion with North Dakota State University nutrition and wellness specialist Abby Gold talks about how and why she curates information online, the changing roles of Extension professionals and why some have resisted those roles.
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Cooking classes for low-income Minnesotans offer healthy, tasty tips

Cooking classes for low-income Minnesotans offer healthy, tasty tips | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it
A survey recently found nearly 80 percent of low- and moderate-income families cook evening meals at least five times a week. Two-thirds said they want to learn more about making healthy food.
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Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center

Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it
Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center, MREDC, a University of Maryland Extension Community Resource and Economic Development Online Initiative for agricultural and natural resource entrepreneurs.
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Three business models drive small-farm growth in Minnesota : Red River Valley Agriculture

Three business models drive small-farm growth in Minnesota : Red River Valley Agriculture | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it
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WWOOF! The Movie

“WWOOF! The Movie” tells the story of two American honeymooners as they travel the globe volunteering on organic farms. (I just backed WWOOF!


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The New Extension Service: Urban and Urbane - Administration - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The New Extension Service: Urban and Urbane - Administration - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it
The 98-year-old program, designed to bring university research to farmers, is adapting its mission for city folks.
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USDA Blog » A Thanksgiving Treat–Local Foods for Schools in a Minnesota Community

USDA Blog » A Thanksgiving Treat–Local Foods for Schools in a Minnesota Community | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it

How MN connecting to farm to school.

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Local food farming operations tour Aug. 16 | INFORUM | Fargo, ND

ADA, Minn. – University of Minnesota Extension is hosting a tour of local food farming operations Aug. 16 in Norman and Mahnomen counties.
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Join the 10% Campaign | NCCE

Join the 10% Campaign | NCCE | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it

Will you help us build North Carolina’s local food economy? Join the 10% Campaign and pledge to spend 10 percent of your existing food dollars locally in support of North Carolina’s farmers, businesses and communities. Encourage your family, friends and neighbors to join you and enjoy more delicious North Carolina food.

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Cuisine that roots for the home team

Cuisine that roots for the home team | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it

Not an Extension lead program, but a great idea!!  The best kid-friendly food at Target Field happens to be the healthiest, too...

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Eat Wyoming

Eat Wyoming | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it

Eat Wyoming - Wyoming local foods... An Extension operated website that helps people access local foods in Wyoming.

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Illinois Farm to School - University of Illinois Extension

Illinois Farm to School - University of Illinois Extension | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it

Extension programs across the country are implementing farm to school and farm to cafeteria programs. They are forging new ground, building new relationships, and challenging the development of innovations.

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North Dakota Works the Food System by Abby Gold on Prezi

Scalin g up Local Foods presentation made at the North Dakota Local Foods Conference, February, 2012

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Growing Our Future : Farm to School : University of Minnesota Extension

Growing Our Future : Farm to School : University of Minnesota Extension | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it
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Why Eat Organic Webinar - eXtension

Why Eat Organic Webinar - eXtension | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it

As research into organic food and farming expands, trends are beginning to emerge validating the multiple benefits of organic systems. In this session, the author will present concise, understandable summaries of recently conducted research regarding nutrition, pesticide residues, biodiversity, natural resource conservation, soil and water quality, and food safety related to organic production and handling.

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Colorado's Local-Foods Movement Finds its Economist at Colorado State University - News & Information - Colorado State University

News & Information - Colorado State University...
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Local agriculture in the balance: A tale of two counties

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FoodCorps

FoodCorps | Extension Works the Food System | Scoop.it
Emerging leaders teaching kids, building school gardens and connecting farm and school.
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