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Connecting the Dots: Cross-Sectoral Strategies for Food Systems Change

August 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am PDT

Building bridges between community and economic development stakeholders and the regional food sector is integral to increasing the viability and resilience of regional food economies and improving community vitality, health, and wealth. What do these new networks look like, who do they include, and who else needs to be at the table as they move forward? Are there on-the-ground impacts that can already be attributed to these new connections and alliances?

Join us for a discussion with funders and practitioners whose work supports cross-sectoral connections as a path to transformative food systems change. We also invite you to share your success story, lesson learned, or ongoing effort related to building cross-sectoral connections in your food systems work. Please add your story as you’re registering for the webinar. We’ll ask a few registrants to share these stories during the webinar to fuel the discussion as time permits.

Funders and non-funder practitioners will:

Discuss their work at local, regional, and state levels;
Share how they understand and address critical needs in the food system; and;
Reflect on the victories and challenges that come with taking a holistic approach to their work.


Bryan Crawford-Garrett, food and agriculture policy officer, Thornburg Foundation
John Fisk, director of strategy and partnerships, Wallace Center at Winrock International
Tera Johnson, founder and director, Food Finance Institute

Registration for this webinar is limited to funders only.
Funders are considered those organizations using grantmaking or investments as a core strategy to fulfill their mission and who make grants or invest more than $50,000 annually.

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