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Community Economic Development
Virtual Community Food Systems Full Certification
ISU Extension and Outreach, Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Team
This certification is an integrated program of online workshops and Community Food System online modules. This certification program is delivered over eight months. Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion in Community Food Systems.
The Community Food Systems Full Certification is a process-based certification that increases capacity for food systems practitioners to work within community and develop food systems. The virtual workshops are centered around activities and networking with colleagues to learn a new framework for community food systems development, and focus on building new skills for facilitation and developing vision, mission and core values, tools for conducting community food systems assessments, prioritization methods, evaluation techniques and project management and development. The online modules offer intensive curriculum around visioning and implementation, conducting community food systems assessments and mapping for decision making, tools for project management and evaluation, feasibility studies, economic impact and design thinking.
This is an 8 month course with approximately 14 workshop hours and 90 online module hours.
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