Stay in touch and in the know

Without AmeriCorps VISTAs and interns, keeping this website up to date has been a challenge. But the listserv is very active and a great way to learn about food related activities, jobs, internships and other opportunities. And the Dane County UW-Extension Community Food System webpage includes lots of great information on events, educational programs and other resources.

To join the listserv: Request to join the Dane County Food Coalition Google Group to receive email updates from other Coalition partners and get the fastest news about events, resources, and opportunities.

For food system related educational events and resources: Check out the Dane County UW-Extension’s Community Food System page.

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USDA Webinar: Local Food Financing and Cooperative Business Models

Need capital? Where do you turn? There are many sources for financing food enterprises and cooperatives, including grants, loans, investors, and member equity. In this webinar, you’ll hear from food systems and usda-logocooperative development experts on various financing options available, and key considerations in choosing the right option based on the type of business and stage of development.

When: Thursday, Sep 29, 2 pm – 3:15 pm EST

  • James Barham, Food Systems Specialist, USDA Rural Development
  • Margaret Bau, Cooperative Development Specialist, USDA Rural Development

Join Webinar by Clicking: HERE (no need to pre-register)

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Join the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch on October 13th!

greatlakesapplecrunchOffices, organizations, restaurants, and businesses are invited to join schools across Wisconsin in celebrating National Farm to School Month by crunching into locally grown apples on Thursday, October 13, 2016. The Great Lakes Apple Crunch isn’t just for kids: anyone who loves apples and local farmers is encouraged to participate!

Why register your event? Organizers will receive an updated copy of the Great Apple Crunch Guide and participants will be officially counted to help us meet the goal of ONE MILLION CRUNCHES this year. Sign up today and help us support local farmers throughout the region!

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