Local Food: Training Resources for Practitioners
Farm to Table: Building Local and Regional Food Systems
The following resources are particularly suited to improving the skills and knowledge of ag professionals who are involved in strengthening local and regional food systems.
These case studies highlight the project planning and development of 12 county-based teams trained to assist in the development of community-based food systems in North Carolina.
Farm to School resources available from ASAP in North Carolina.
This program is designed for Cooperative Extension and Natural Resource Conservation Service personnel, and is also open to farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural professionals nationwide. It emphasizes core concepts and a basic understanding of sustainable agriculture, its goals and its relevance to every farming and ranching operation—large or small.
The core of the national continuing education program is a series of three online courses. Take them now.
With support from an NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant, Betrand Farm developed 24 educational PowerPoint modules that can serve as an internship curriculum for food farmers in the North Central region.
This is a web toolbox to support the SARE AgriMarketing Professional Development Program.
Regional SARE Conferences on Local Food
The following resources, which were not funded or produced by SARE, contain valuable information.
Direct Marketing Curriculum (University of Arkansas)
Trainers' Resource Guide (curricula and resources for teaching financial and business skills to producers)
Worker Protection Standard: Train the Trainer (online training course from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach)
How to order
Availability varies by resource (many are accessible for free online). See individual resources for more information.