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Mapping 101 Certification
Mapping 101 is appropriate for individuals interested in understanding how to create maps for decision making and building new skills in QGIS for data and map development. Mapping 101 is offered as a separate certification but is included in the Full and Assessor certifications through Community Food Systems.
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Moodle eCourse
$100.00
Local Food Leader Full (Modules 1-4) Certification
Prerequisite-Local Food Leader workshop.

This certification is appropriate for individuals interested in all Local Food Leader modules: Community Food Systems, Methods of Engagement, Creating Team and Tools for Success, and Evaluation. Individuals will gain understanding of how food system components work together; increased awareness of ways to engage and create inclusive partnerships; increased strategic planning skills and ability to identify technical assistance resources for their work and learn new tools in creating, delivering and evaluating quality local foods programs.
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Moodle eCourse
$300.00
Local Food Leader Community Food Systems (Module 1) Certification
Prerequisite-Local Food Leader workshop.

This certification is appropriate for individuals interested in increasing their understanding of local, global and community food systems, learning roles and responsibilities of local food coordinators, and gaining increased awareness of the different levels of policy that impact food systems.
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Moodle eCourse
$75.00
Local Food Leader Methods of Engagement + Leadership (Module 2) Certification
Prerequisite-Local Food Leader workshop.

This certification is appropriate for individuals interested in coalition development, collective impact and strategic doing methods, and leadership in food systems. Participants will learn new skills for engaging in community and facilitating projects, coalitions, and systems change projects.
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Moodle eCourse
$75.00
Local Food Leader Creating Teams + Tools for Success (Module 3) Certification
Prerequisite-Local Food Leader workshop.

This certification is appropriate for individuals interested in learning new skills in building effective teams, creating plans of work, finding funding and creating a budget for your work, gaining awareness of tools and resources for feasibility studies, and ways of gathering public input to inform community priorities.
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Moodle eCourse
$75.00
Local Food Leader Evaluation (Module 4) Certification
Prerequisite-Local Food Leader workshop.

This certification is appropriate for individuals interested in developing new skills for evaluating the impact of programs, projects and systems. The course teaches outcomes and outputs, as well as program and systems evaluation. In addition, you will learn how to create evaluation plans necessary for your work.
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Moodle eCourse
$75.00
Local Food Leader Online Training and Certification
The Iowa State University Local Food Leader training program is intended to be used by beginning local food practitioners, although it is open for anyone who is interested in food systems development and collaboration. These modules will complete your certification as a Local Food Leader. The online modules offer intensive curriculum including a community food systems overview, methods of engagement and leadership, tools and resources, creating teams and tools for success, and evaluation. Individuals will receive a certificate of completion upon finishing the online training modules.
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Moodle eCourse
$300.00
Iowa Retail Initiative
Iowa Retail Initiative (IRI) Program: Equip your local independent retailers, invest in your local economy.

Our 3-part program:
  • IRI Champions workshop provides training and resources for the community and small business supporters.
  • IRI Coaching works directly with retailers tackling the obstacles preventing business growth.
  • IRI Snapshots trains local leaders to assess information about their retail districts, mapping, and decision-making.
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Introduction and Overview - Engaging Community Planners and Local Elected Officials with Local Food Systems Producers to Integrate Local Food Systems into Community Plans and Policies
This is the first of four bulletins that discuss the findings of a local food system research project, Engaging Community Planners and Local Elected Officials with Local Food Systems Producers to Integrate Local Food Systems into Community Plans and Policies, funded by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University.

This bulletin provides an overview of the project and three subsequent bulletins provide details on the substantive findings of the project.
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The Intersection of Local Food Systems and the Agricultural Exemption to Iowa County Zoning - Engaging Community Planners and Local Elected Officials with Local Food Systems Producers to Integrate Local Food Systems into Community Plans and Policies
This is the second of four bulletins that discuss the findings of a local food system research project, Engaging Community Planners and Local Elected Officials with Local Food Systems Producers to Integrate Local Food Systems into Community Plans and Policies, funded by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University.

This bulletin presents the context and options for addressing, defining, and administering the agricultural exemption to county zoning found in Iowa Code 335.2.
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Smart Growth and Local Food Systems - Engaging Community Planners and Local Elected Officials with Local Food Systems Producers to Integrate Local Food Systems into Community Plans and Policies
This is the third of four bulletins that discuss the findings of a local food system research project, Engaging Community Planners and Local Elected Officials with Local Food Systems Producers to Integrate Local Food Systems into Community Plans and Policies, funded by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University.

This bulletin presents the context and options for addressing smart growth practices, and their impacts on agriculture in and near city limits through local plans, policies and land use regulations.
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Local Food Systems and Economic Development - Engaging Community Planners and Local Elected Officials with Local Food Systems Producers to Integrate Local Food Systems into Community Plans and Policies
This is the second of four bulletins that discuss the findings of a local food system research project, Engaging Community Planners and Local Elected Officials with Local Food Systems Producers to Integrate Local Food Systems into Community Plans and Policies, funded by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University.

This bulletin presents the context and options for addressing the lack of recognition of local food systems as an economic development opportunity.
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