Education, Farm to Institution
This free, downloadable e-book shares a philosophy of teaching in the garden through fifteen guiding principles and engaging stories from the field.
Farm to Institution
This report reviews the literature and key information resources regarding institutional food service procurement systems, presents the potential benefits of a large-scale shift among institutional procurement policies, discusses some of the existing barriers to the adoption of policies that favor regionally and/or sustainably produced food, and provides recommendations and tools for influencing institutional food procurement practices
Local and Regional Food Systems
The goal of this Toolkit is to guide and enhance the capacity of local organizations to make more deliberate and credible measurements of local and regional economic activity and other ancillary benefits.
Farming, Food Systems, Funding/Financing/Lending, Local and Regional Food Systems, Policy & Advocacy
This guide provides in-depth information about what farmers need to know to submit a proposal for a USDA Value-Added Producer Grant
Farming, Policy & Advocacy
A progressive year-long storytelling effort of the Obama Administration’s work on behalf of those living, working and raising families in rural America.
Food Access, Nutrition, Policy & Advocacy
The report summarizes data about the Community Eligibility Provision, gathered by USDA, in collaboration with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)
Farm to Institution, Food Systems, Local and Regional Food Systems, Mapping
This maps show how your state measured up in the recent USDA Farm to School Census
Local and Regional Food Systems, Policy & Advocacy
This report, funded by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, focuses on state legislation in all 50 states enacted between 2012 and 2014 that aimed to strengthen various components of local food systems.
Food Systems, Supply Chains, Worker Justice, Workforce
The Winter 2015-16 Issue of the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development - Special Topic: Labor in the Food System
Equity, Farming, Food Systems, Policy & Advocacy
This report, from the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California Berkeley, provides an in-depth analysis of the US Farm Bill with a particular focus on how Farm Bill policies are shaped by corporate power and how such policies affect the lives of marginalized communities.