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Virtual Community Food Systems Certification Workshop Series (Workshop Only)

The Community Food Systems Certification is a process-based certification that increasescapacity for food systems practitioners to work within community and developfood systems. The virtual workshops are centered around activities andnetworking with colleagues to learn a new framework for community food systemsdevelopment and focus on building new skills for facilitation and developingvision, mission and core values, tools for conducting community food systemsassessments, prioritization methods, evaluation techniques and projectmanagement and development. Participants who complete the course will receive acertificate of completion in Community Food Systems.

This is an 8-month course with approximately 14 workshop hours.


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$200.00
Virtual Local Food Leader Certification Workshop Series (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
Kuongeza UP: Zana ya Kusidika Mazao Maalum
Haya ni maelezo ya kijumla ya kukufunza vifaa vitakavyo kuwezesha kuongeza mazao Ya mimea maalumu ya biashara ya vyakula. Ina haja ya kutengeneza mimea maalumu kwa kuongeza thamani. Ni juu ya sababu zifuatazo: Maendeleo ya bidhaa, kuongeza ukubwa na kadhalika. Lengo la mradi huu inahusu wafanya biashara kushirikiana katika bishara ya mitaa. Biashara ya kusambaza bidhaa kufuatana na haja kubwa walizonazo. Kuhusiana na mradi huu ilihitajika: Utafiti na kutembelea sehemu kumi na tano (15) za biashara na vyama; kusaidia biashara nne (4) kiteknologia na vyama kadhaa kwa jimbo la Iowa; Kutengeneza chombo hiki, kueneza vitendo vinavyosaidia wanabiashara na mawakala wa kueneza kufaulu kuendeleza mazao maalumu ya thamani. Chombo hiki kina sehemu nne kufutana na sehemu za hamu na utafiti. Sehemu tatu za mbele zinahusu haja maalum za biashara: usalama wa vyakula, kuendelesha biashara, vifaa, na ya mwisho inahusu jinsi ya kuwezesha maendeleo ya jumuia ukitumia mipango ilio mkakati.

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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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Virtual Local Food Leader 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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$375.00
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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$75.00
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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