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Local Food Systems Course – Information for Instructors

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We are adapting and updating our curriculum for an online graduate level course for Fall 2020. This page will be updated with more information during the Fall Semester.


Syllabus for the 2015 face to face course – Local Food Systems for Extension Agents.

Recordings for the lectures and panel discussions are available online.

Module agendas and learning objectives, as well as assignments and Moodle forum questions, used for the 2015 face to face course are linked below.

Module 1 – Introducing Local: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

Module 2 – The Bottom Line: Economic Opportunities & Challenges of Local Food Systems

Module 3 – Value Chain: Farm to Fork

Module 4 – Food as a Common Denominator: Bringing Everyone to the Table
Supporting Assignments

Module 5 – Understanding & Influencing Regulatory Policy & Frameworks / Local Leaders: Framing Local Policy

Support for development of these materials is provided in part by Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Professional Development Program, grant #ES13-119 and in part by NC Growing Together, a Center for Environmental Farming Systems-led initiative, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, grant #2013-68004-20363.

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