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ALCE-157NP

Authors as Published

Kim Niewolny, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Agriculture, Leadership and Community Education, Virginia Tech; Joyce Latimer, Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of  Horticulture, Virginia Tech; Kelli Scott, Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources Montgomery County; Caitlin Miller, Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences, Prince Edward County; Theresa Nartea, Assistant Professor and Marketing and Agribusiness Specialist, Virginia State University; Karen Gehrt, Extension Specialist, Department of Agriculture, Leadership and Community Education, Virginia Tech; Bobby Grisso, Associate Director Agriculture and Natural Resources, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech; Karen Vines, Continuing Professional Education Specialist, Ag Leadership and Community Education, Virginia Tech; Sarah Morton, Director, Richmond Growing Science Program; Eric Bendfeldt, Extension Specialist, Community Viability, Department of Crop Soil Environmental Science, Virginia Tech; Leonard Githinji, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Sustainable and Urban Agriculture, Virginia State University; Crystal Tyler-Mackey, Extension Specialist, Community Viability, Virginia Tech; Spencer Neale, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, State Extension Leadership Council

JPG-Community, Local, and Regional Food Systems (CLRFS) Forum Executive Summary

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Virginia’s food system directly impacts the survival and viability of farms and farmland; the economic development of rural and urban communities; the care, restoration, and resilience of ecological resources such as local waterways; and critical health issues. We use the language of community, local, and regional food systems to broadly define a complex and interconnected set of systems and pathways that comprise sustainable food production, processing, distribution, consumption, and waste management to bring about social, economic, and ecological change that benefits all residents.


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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Publication Date

October 7, 2016