Blog

Keep up with the latest policy news, USDA Funding Announcements, and food systems happenings in the Northeast.

Mar 01, 2018

Emerging leaders Vanessa Garcia Polanco and Amirio Freeman, who attended last year's It Takes a Region conference, reflect on the role of young people in food systems work, and especially how hosting organizations present young people's programs and ideas at conferences. They have even provided a helpful summary of do's and dont's for food systems leaders.

Jan 30, 2018

Meet Nicole, farmer, advocate, and NESAWG's new Policy Associate.

Jan 19, 2018

Meet Allison Blansfield, Value Chain Manager at sweetgreen and new NESAWG Board member

Dec 28, 2017

The 2017 Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group It Takes a Region Conference broke the mold. NESAWG has been putting on successful food systems conferences for 25 years, drawing thousands of sustainable food systems leaders, including farmers, researchers policy wonks, students, urban growers, youth, food justice activists, health care practitioners, entrepreneurs, farm to school advocates, and many others together to cross-pollinate and engage with the complicated problems we must confront to transform the food system. Here’s some of what we learned and how we’re applying these lessons to transforming the food movement.

Oct 12, 2017

The Equal Exchange Action Forum is a space within Equal Exchange for individuals to join a virtual and physical community to network, learn, and challenge the injustices within our food system. It’s a vehicle to build an authentic and democratic community, and a tool to foster relationships that will connect us to each other and our food. Despite the system’s power to commodify every aspect of our lives, including our ability to connect with one another, here we have the opportunity to create something anew.

Aug 28, 2017

​Dr. Samina Raja is a global leader in food systems planning.

Aug 11, 2017

Welcome Cheyenna Layne Weber!

Jul 21, 2017

NESAWG welcomes new board members Heber Brown and Diana Robinson!

May 27, 2017

Trump's proposed budget cuts would spell disaster for rural America.

Apr 21, 2017

The National Black Farmers Association Scholarship Program application deadline for the 2017-18 academic year is April 28, 2017.