A Fair Food System: Summit 5 Recap

 Summit Five January 26, 2023 9:00AM–1:00PM EST Day Four Recording: Coming soon! Slides: CAN Summit 5 Slides Links & Additional Resources: “Food as Medicine: Current Efforts and Potential Opportunities” testimony before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Food and Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Organics, and Research: https://www.agriculture.senate.gov/hearings/food-as-medicine-current-efforts-and-potential-opportunities Appalachian Harvest Food Hub: https://www.asdevelop.org/programs-resources/food-hub/ Appalachian Harvest Herb Hub:  […]

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A Fair Food System: Summit 4 Recap

Summit Four October 27, 2022 9:00AM–1:00PM EST Day Four Recording: https://youtu.be/7oFSRn5E3RU Slides: https://www.cannetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/CAN-Summit-4-Slides.pdf Summit Four Jamboard: https://www.cannetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/CAN-Summit-4-Jamboard.pdf Links & Additional Resources: NIFA Listens Stakeholder Input Opportunity on 11/02: https://www.nifa.usda.gov/nifa-listens-2022 GusNIP Program Page: https://www.nifa.usda.gov/grants/programs/hunger-food-security-programs/gus-schumacher-nutrition-incentive-program 2022 GusNIP Nutrition Incentive Program RFA: https://www.nifa.usda.gov/grants/funding-opportunities/gusnip-nutrition-incentive-program 2022 GusNIP Produce Prescription Program RFA: https://www.nifa.usda.gov/grants/funding-opportunities/gus-schumacher-nutrition-incentive-program-produce-prescription 2022 RFA Webinars: https://www.nifa.usda.gov/gusnip-webinars FAQs: https://www.nifa.usda.gov/gusnip-faqs KP&P Survey for ARC […]

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A Fair Food System: Summit 3 Recap

Summit Three September 22, 2022 9:00AM–1:00PM EST Day Three Recording: https://youtu.be/-hdIahv0CuY Slides: https://www.cannetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/CAN-Summit-3-Slides.pdf https://www.cannetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/CAN-NIFA-Presentation-Slides.pdf https://www.cannetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/USDA-Recovery-Programs.pdf Links & Additional Resources: https://www.nifa.usda.gov/grants/programs/agriculture-food-research-initiative-afri/rapid-response-extreme-weather-events-across-food-agriculture-systems-a1712 Attendee Survey: https://form.jotform.com/222404421097044 Speakers We are proud to welcome a litany of talented food systems experts from across Appalachia. Below, you can read about each speaker slated to present at the second session of A Fair […]

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A Fair Food System: Summit 2 Recap

Summit Two August 25, 2022 9:00AM–1:00PM EST Day Two Recording: https://youtu.be/Dp4f04r7l0A Please note: YouTube copyright doesn’t allow the inclusion of the United Shades of America episode we viewed during the summit and has been removed, our apologies. Slides: https://www.cannetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/CAN-Summit-2-Slides.pdf Speakers We are proud to welcome a litany of talented food systems experts from across Appalachia. Below, you […]

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A Fair Food System: Summit 1 Recap

Summit One July 28, 2022 9:00AM–1:00PM EST Day One Recording: https://youtu.be/m9naRUBzEsY Day One Slides: https://www.cannetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/A-Fair-Food-System-Day-One-Slides.pdf Speakers We are proud to welcome a litany of talented food systems experts from across Appalachia. Below, you can read about each speaker slated to present at the first session of A Fair Food System: A Summit on Scalable Solutions to Creating […]

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Why Appalachia Is Ready for a Reuse Corridor

Written by: Jacob Hannah, Coalfield Development Corporation TRADITIONALLY, the notion of “sustainability” as we know it today was being humbly pioneered here in Appalachia. We can all recall stories of how the “grandparent generation” canned and dried their excess food, planted their own gardens, made their own tools, repaired them when they broke, and used […]

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Forest Farming & Agroforestry in Central Appalachia

This Food & Ag Systems Working Group learning call, hosted by CAN and the Appalachia Funders Network, featured a collection of leading practitioners and funders who work on agroforestry and forest farming around the region. They shared key concepts and definitions, highlighted current projects taking place across the region, and emphasized the economic potential, environmental impact, […]

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Red Mantra Convening Report: “Building a Thriving Regional Agricultural Economy in the Rural South and Central Appalachia”

In August 2013, the Red Mantra Group brought CAN members and other local food system developers and supporters together with a diverse group of corporate buyer representative. Executives from Whole Foods, Wal-Mart, Kroger, Nestle, CH Robinson, Harris Teeter, and others sat down to discuss the obstacles to a thriving regional food economy, particularly the challenges […]

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Branding Study for Appalachian Food Economies

CAN partnered with the MIT Keeping Wealth Local Clinic to produce this exciting report on place-based branding strategies for food systems. The report includes an overview of branding theory, a series of case studies of place-based food brands from within Central Appalachian and outside of the region, and an analysis of lessons learned and recommendations […]

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Chesterhill Produce Auction: A Case Study

In this publication, rural Action and the Voinovich School at Ohio University chronicle the story of the Chesterhill Produce Auction in this case study. Tom Redfern from Rural Action explains the produce auction is part of a larger sustainable agriculture picture. “It keeps the farmer on the land; it keeps local people working; it keeps […]

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