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Wasted Food Solutions: Spotlights from New Haven

Organization: Center for EcoTechnology
Published: 2020

Food waste is explored in this successful case study from Beecher Road Elementary School in Woodbridge, CT.

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Webinar: COVID-19 & Sustainability Discussion: Recap & Reflection

Organization: Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Published: 2020

This webinar provides a recap of a month of discussions on opportunities and challenges related to COVID-19 and sustainability. These group discussions, facilitated by AASHE’s Executive Director, Meghan Fay Zahniser, were guided by these questions: How are you continuing to make progress during this challenging time? What additional resources have been helpful to you? How are we serving our institutions and demonstrating value in this moment? How do we plan and prepare for what comes next?

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When Diversity Isn’t Enough: Experiences of Board Members of Color at Agricultural and Environmental Nonprofits

Author: Fatimah Salleh
Organization: RAFI-USA
Published: 2020

In this report, Dr. Fatimah Salleh, interviewer and lead author, lifts up the words of eleven people of color who serve on the boards of predominantly white agricultural and environmental nonprofits, highlighting the dynamics, rewards, and challenges that they have experienced in that role. It also offers some recommendations, based on those interviews, for boards that are trying to become more diverse and includes a list of relevant resources. Multiple audiences can benefit from this report, including nonprofit leaders, diversity and inclusion professionals, nonprofit and philanthropy advisors, and executive search firms.

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When Students are Hungry: An Examination of Food Insecurity in Higher Education

Author: Cheryl Sternman Rule, Anthony Abraham Jack
Organization: Bon Appétit Management Company

When Students Are Hungry: An Examination of Food Insecurity in Higher Education was conceived, researched, and drafted by food service provider Bon Appétit Management Company starting in early 2018. It draws heavily on previous research and work performed by the Bon Appétit Fellows, its waste programs manager, and one of its nutrition project managers, a registered dietitian. Those projects inspired Bon Appétit’s senior leadership to recognize campus food insecurity as one of the most pressing issues facing our guests and clients and to dedicate resources to studying it.

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Where does Connecticut Stand? Findings from AFT's "Farms Under Threat: The State of the States"

Organization: American Farmland Trust
Published: 2020

This state-based webinar features research from American Farmland Trust which provides unprecedented insights into the fate of American farmland. Find the full set of research resources at https://farmlandinfo.org/publications/farms-under-threat-the-state-of-the-states/

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Where does Maine Stand? Findings from AFT's "Farms Under Threat: The State of the States"

Organization: American Farmland Trust
Published: 2020

This state-based webinar features research from American Farmland Trust which provides unprecedented insights into the fate of American farmland. Find the full set of research resources at https://farmlandinfo.org/publications/farms-under-threat-the-state-of-the-states/

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Where does Massachusetts Stand? Findings from AFT's "Farms Under Threat: The State of the States"

Organization: American Farmland Trust
Published: 2020

This state-based webinar features research from American Farmland Trust which provides unprecedented insights into the fate of American farmland. Find the full set of research resources at https://farmlandinfo.org/publications/farms-under-threat-the-state-of-the-states/

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Where does New Hampshire Stand? Findings from AFT's "Farms Under Threat: The State of the States"

Organization: American Farmland Trust
Published: 2020

This state-based webinar features research from American Farmland Trust which provides unprecedented insights into the fate of American farmland. Find the full set of research resources at https://farmlandinfo.org/publications/farms-under-threat-the-state-of-the-states/

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Where does Rhode Island Stand? Findings from AFT's "Farms Under Threat: The State of the States"

Organization: American Farmland Trust
Published: 2020

This state-based webinar features research from American Farmland Trust which provides unprecedented insights into the fate of American farmland. Find the full set of research resources at https://farmlandinfo.org/publications/farms-under-threat-the-state-of-the-states/

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Where does Vermont Stand? Findings from AFT's "Farms Under Threat: The State of the States"

Organization: American Farmland Trust
Published: 2020

This state-based webinar features research from American Farmland Trust which provides unprecedented insights into the fate of American farmland. Find the full set of research resources at https://farmlandinfo.org/publications/farms-under-threat-the-state-of-the-states/

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White paper on farm to institution sales: Educational Institutions in in MA

Author: Noah Baustin
Organization: Massachusetts Food Policy Council
Published: 2017

The white paper was developed as a result of priorities set out in the Massachusetts Local Food Action Plan, an extensive Massachusetts food system review that was published by the Massachusetts Food System Collaborative in 2015. From that plan came the subsequent development of six topics that the Massachusetts Food Policy Council prioritized for 2017. One of those topics was “to support increased purchases of Massachusetts grown and produced foods, including increased purchases of local foods by state institutions, public and private educational programs, and meals programs.” The white paper was designed to highlight what has already been accomplished in Massachusetts and what challenges still lie ahead, and to support policy recommendations designed to increase the amount of Massachusetts-grown food being served in institutions.

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White paper on farm to institution sales: Educational Institutions in MA

Author: Noah Baustin
Organization: Massachusetts Food Policy Council
Published: 2017

The white paper was developed as a result of priorities set out in the Massachusetts Local Food Action Plan, an extensive Massachusetts food system review that was published by the Massachusetts Food System Collaborative in 2015. From that plan came the subsequent development of six topics that the Massachusetts Food Policy Council prioritized for 2017. One of those topics was “to support increased purchases of Massachusetts grown and produced foods, including increased purchases of local foods by state institutions, public and private educational programs, and meals programs.” The white paper was designed to highlight what has already been accomplished in Massachusetts and what challenges still lie ahead, and to support policy recommendations designed to increase the amount of Massachusetts-grown food being served in institutions.

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White Supremacy Culture

Organization: Dismantling Racism Works
Published: 2020

​​This website is a web-based version of a workbook designed originally to support the Dismantling Racism workshop offered by Dismantling Racism Works, a training collaborative that is not offering workshops or consulting support at this time.

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Wholesale Resources

Organization: Cornell Small Farms
Published: 2020

A Collection of resources dedicated to supporting farmers in their efforts to become wholesale ready. Includes resources on food safety, breaking into new markets, technology, and more.

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Why Buy Local?

Organization: Health Care Without Harm
Published: 2018

Health Care Without Harm wrote this position statement advocating for institutional - specifically health care - purchasing of local foods.

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Why Farm to Institution Sourcing is the Sleeping Giant of Local Food

Author: Leilani Clark
Organization: Civil Eats
Published: 2016

This 2016 article from Civil Eats highlights farm to institution leaders from across the country including FINE and many of its partners

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You, COVID-19, and Your Farm Business

Organization: Growing Farmers
Published: 2020

COVID-19 resources for farmers including business planning, communicating with customers, economic relief, and the CARES act.

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Young Farmers Racial Equity Toolkit

Organization: National Young Farmers Coalition
Published: 2020

Toolkit to advance racial equity among NYFC's primarily white chapters, to "orient and incite members toward preliminary consciousness-raising and direct action."

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​Purdue Food and Agriculture Vulnerability Index

Organization: Purdue University
Published: 2020

The Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, in collaboration with Microsoft, has created an online dashboard, built on top of Microsoft Azure and Power BI platforms, to quantify the potential risk to the supply of agricultural products as a result of farm and agricultural worker illnesses from COVID19. Vulnerability of the supply of an agricultural commodity to risks such as COVID-19 depend on the number of farmers and agricultural workers affected, the location of affected workers, the crops and animals that are grown in the most impacted regions, and the degree to which production is concentrated in a particular geographic region. By combining data on the number of COVID cases in each U.S. county with the county’s total population, U.S. Department of Agriculture data on the number of farmers and hired farm workers in each county, and data on agricultural production of each county, and estimate of the share of agricultural production at risk can be computed.

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The “DoD Fresh” Program: Understanding and Adapting a System to Respond to the Demand for Locally-Grown Foods in New England

Organization: Kids First, FINE
Published: 2012

This report identifies key challenges and barriers faced in New England to incorporating more locally-grown foods into the U.S. Department of Defense's complex regional distribution system "DoD Fresh".

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