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Community, Local and Regional Food Systems eCoP announces its public launch

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Posted: July 8, 2014

The national eXtension Community of Practice (eCoP) around Community, Local and Regional Food Systems (CLRFS), which the Outreach Team was instrumental in establishing, has just announced its public launch. The eCoP is designed to provide information and networking opportunities for educators, community-based practitioners, policy makers, farmers/growers, families, and those individuals involved in building equitable, health-promoting, resilient, and economically balanced food systems.
The eCoP website is a rich resource for people involved in building equitable, health-promoting, resilient, and economically balanced food systems

The eCoP website is a rich resource for people involved in building equitable, health-promoting, resilient, and economically balanced food systems

The public launch coincides with the publication of several articles on such topics as wholesale markets for local foods, urban agriculture, food security, local food business models, and more. These articles are available on the eCoP website.

Additional resources available via the website include:

  • Feature and resource articles on a number of relevant topics pertaining to local, regional, and community food systems
  • Links highlighting issues pertaining to local, regional, and community food systems.
  • CLRFS frequently asked questions through eXtension's "Ask the Expert"
  • CLRFS webinar series
  • eXtension's "Expert Bios" that introduce CLRFS members
  • Social media, including Facebook and an eCoP listserv
    (local-foods@lists.extension.org)

For more information, visit the eXtension Community of Practice website or follow the group on Facebook.