Local Food Program Team Bi-Annual Meeting Recap

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The first in-person Local Food Program Team (LFPT) Meeting since 2019 was held on May 12th at the N.C. Cooperative Extension,Randolph County Center. Agents and specialists from around the state gathered together to work on the strategic plan of the team and the future work of the six workgroups. Workgroups include: Economic Impact, Food Security, Farm to School, Farm to Early Care Education (ECE), Growing Farm Capacity, Food Prep, and Youth Programs. After an engaging and interactive morning work session, the team enjoyed local lunches followed by a fun farm tour at Millstone Creek Orchard

LFPT Group - Photo courtesy of Robbie Furr

LFPT Group – Photo courtesy of Robbie Furr

Workgroups participated in a strategic planning activity. Photo courtesy of Robbie Furr.

Workgroups participated in a strategic planning activity. Photo courtesy of Robbie Furr.

The LFPT brings together county agents and campus specialists to create training and resources to build capacity for supporting local food systems in Extension across the state. The workgroups meet throughout the year individually and the next full group gathering will be in October. To join the Local Food Program Team contact Hannah Dankbar at hcdankba@ncsu.edu

Workgroups consist of a mix of agents and specialists across all program areas. Photo courtesy of Robbie Furr.

Workgroups consist of a mix of agents and specialists across all program areas. Photo courtesy of Robbie Furr.

“After over two years of meeting virtually through Zoom, the LFPT was finally able to get together. It was great to see everyone in person and hear all about the work the individual workgroups have done and are currently doing. I really enjoyed taking the team to Millstone Creek Orchards and introducing them to Beverly and her amazing apple cider slushies! I think the day was just what we needed to get everyone back on track and thinking about the goals and future plans of our local food work groups. I don’t think we would have had the same experience and conversations working on our strategic plan if we had met virtually.” – Allison Walker, Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Randolph County & Local Food Program Team Co-Chair

“It was exciting to see how the Local Food Program Team has grown, with so many participants new to the team who are enthusiastic about collaborating on local foods across program areas and expertise.” – Robyn Stout, NC 10% Campaign State Program Coordinator

Family owned and operated, Millstone Creek is celebrating their 18th season and agritourism has been a major part of their success over the years!

Family owned and operated, Millstone Creek is celebrating their 18th season and agritourism has been a major part of their success over the years!

Millstone Creek Orchards

Millstone Creek Orchards