8/19 6pm Measuring and Making Change In Our Local Food System: Online Presentation and Community Discussion

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Measuring and Making Change In Our Local Food System: Online Presentation and Community Discussion

 

When: Thursday, August 19, 2021  6-7:30pm

FREE!

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApd-6qrDMiHNzRUs156BZ6FWPamoHF7AK5

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Speakers:

Faith Van De Putte, San Juan County Agricultural Resources Committee Coordinator

Caitlin Leck, Food System Team Coordinator

​​Kristen Rezabek, MS, RD, CD, CDE Health and Nutrition Coordinator with San Juan County Health and Community Services

Steph Coffey, Director of the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild

 

Moderated by Learner Limbach, General Manager of the Orcas Food Co-op

Hosted by the San Juan County Fair and WSU San Juan County Extension

 

Join local food system changemakers online for an evening of updates from the field! Did you know that we have an increase in new, younger farmers in the county? Curious what crop has the biggest market share? How much farmland is leased? What current challenges farmers are facing? We’ll hear an overview of the current state of agriculture in San Juan County with results from the recent Agricultural Viability Study and explore some of the ways local agriculture and food access programs intersect in our county to ensure that ALL people are able to access fresh, local, nutritious foods for their families. We’ll also hear more about the current Community Food Assessment. Building on years of work by agricultural stakeholders in the county, a Food System Team was formed in Spring of 2020 to assess and address needs related to how food is produced, processed, distributed, consumed, and disposed of in the county. Join us to learn how you can get involved, as well as the project’s next phase - strategic planning for the county-wide Food System Plan.

 

 

 

Kate Mikulak

Agriculture Program Coordinator

WSU Extension | San Juan County

office | 360.370.7664

sanjuan.wsu.edu

 

WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of non-compliance may be reported through your local Extension office or to the WSU Center for Human Rights.

 

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