Community, Local and Regional Food Systems eXtension Community of Practice transitions leadership


Posted: November 18, 2016

After five years co-leading this eCoP, Brian Raison handed over the reins to Kathleen Liang who moved from UVM to assume the Kellogg Endowed Professor for Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at NC A&T. With support from an AFRI grant, Katie Wright at the University of Arkansas, serves as part-time staff until mid-2017. This eCoP has over 400 members, making it the second largest community of practice of the 70 that eXtension hosts.

The eCoP hosts nine working groups, including content management and curation, webinar development, and undoing inequality in the food system. The eCoP has entered a partnership with the North American Food Systems Network. On its September online meeting, Debra Tropp and Jeff O’Hara from USDA/AMS gave a USDA update, followed by news from each working group.  The CLRFS eCoP was started in 2012 as part of the EFSNE project.