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Virtual Local Food Leader 101 Certification (Workshop Only)
The Local Food Leader Certification teaches foundational competencies critical for successful food systems development, including equity in food systems, working in food systems, facilitation and coordination, evaluation and professional development. Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion in Local Food Leader.

This is a 4 month course with approximately 12 hours of workshop delivery.
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$100.00
Scaling Up Specialty Crop Processing Toolkit
The Scaling Up Specialty Crop Processing Toolkit provides an overview of criteria for food businesses interested in processing specialty crops through value-added processing opportunities such as product development, commercial kitchens, increasing scales, and more. The project focuses on locally owned businesses and intentionally collaborated with local businesses within the supply chain to determine critical needs. Project participation included: survey and site visits of 15 businesses and organizations; technical assistance with four businesses and organizations across the state of Iowa; and development of this toolkit to share best practices and considerations for businesses and extension agents in their efforts to develop value-added specialty crop products. This toolkit includes four areas of interest based on research. The first three focus on specific business needs: food safety, business development, and logistics, with the last focusing on community development process of visioning and strategic planning.
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Spanish PDF
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Swahili PDF
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Virtual Local Food Leader 201 Certification
This certification is an integrated program of online workshops and Local Food Leader online modules. This certification program is delivered over four months. Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion in Local Food Leader.

The Local Food Leader Certification teaches foundational competencies critical for successful food systems development through integrated virtual workshops and four online modules, including equity in food systems, working in food systems, facilitation and coordination, evaluation and professional development. The online modules offer intensive curriculum including community food systems overview, methods of engagement and leadership, creating teams and tools for success, and evaluation.

This is a 6 month course with approximately 12 workshop hours and 40 online module hours.
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Moodle eCourse
$375.00
Virtual Community Food Systems Facilitator Certification
This certification is an integrated program of online workshops and Community Food System Facilitator online modules. This certification program is delivered over six months. Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion in Community Food Systems Facilitator Certification.

The Community Food Systems Facilitator 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 the facilitation components of the Community Food Systems process within Phase 1 and Phase 2. This includes determining mission, vision and core values, assisting in public input sessions and interviews, creating teams for projects, and working with technical assistance providers.

This is a 6 month course with approximately 10 workshop hours and 70 online module hours.
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Moodle eCourse
$425.00
Virtual Community Food Systems Assessor Certification
This certification is an integrated program of online workshops and Community Food System Assessor online modules. This certification program is delivered over four months. Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion in Community Food Systems Assessor Certification.

The Community Food Systems Assessor 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 the assessor components of the Community Food Systems process within Phase 1 and technical assistance related to research and mapping; including community food systems assessments, snapshots, and research manuals, as well as developing maps for decision making.

This is a 4 month course with approximately 10 workshop hours and 45 online module hours.
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Moodle eCourse
$325.00
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
$75.00
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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