Collaborators

This professional development opportunity is the result of the collaborative advice and inputs from individuals at multiple universities, Extension professionals, government agencies and leaders, and farmers throughout the southeastern US. The design and development of the course has been guided by North Carolina Cooperative Extension and North Carolina State University.

Other Major Contributors

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
Center for Environmental Farming Systems

Support for development of this online course has been provided in part by Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Professional Development Program, grant #ES13-119, in part by North Carolina State University, Office of Outreach & Engagement, and in part by the Extension Local Food Program Team.

Abbey Piner, CEFS

Becky Bowen, NCSU, CRD

Carlos Moses, NCCE, 4H

Dave Lamie, Clemson University

Davon Goodwin, SAIC

Debbie Hamrick, NC Farm Bureau

Eric Bendfeldt, Virginia Cooperative  Extension

Jeff Bender, Bender Produce Farms

Jillian Mickens, Open Door Farm

Julius Tillery, Resourceful Communities

Karen Stanley, DHHS

Kathleen Liang, CEFS, NCA&TSU

Kelly Flynn, Clemson University

Kenrett Jefferson-Moore, NCA&TSU

Morgan McKnight, NCCE, FCS

Nancy Creamer, CEFS, NCSU

Susan Kelly, NCCE, CED, ANR/CRD

Thomas Moore, CFSA

Training Series Advisory Committee

We would like to extend our gratitude to all the training program content contributors.

 

Course 1 - Foundations in Local Food Systems Development

Aaron Newton, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm

Abbey Piner, CEFS

Dr. Alice Ammerman, UNC-Chapel Hill

Ben Street, Street Fare Farm

Caroline Stover, CEFS

Cody Hammel, Hammel Heritage Farms

Crystal Smith, NC Cooperative Extension, Warren County, NC

Dr. Dara Bloom, NC State University

Debbie Hamrick, NC Farm Bureau

Dr. Gabriel Cumming, Working Landscapes

Joanna Massey Lelekacs, NC State University

Dr. Lindsey Haynes- Maslow, NC State University

Marne Coit, J.D., NC State University

Dr. Michelle Eley, NC A&T State University

Scott Marlow, RAFI

Shorlette Ammons, CEFS

Sue Perry Cole, NC Association of Community Development Corporations 

Dr. Susan Jakes, NC State University

Tessa Thraves, CEFS

Transplanting Traditions staff and participants including: Nicole Accordino, Kelly Owensby, Hikri Hay, Ree Ree, Hia Win, and Haw-La

Course 2 - Farm to Fork: Foundations in Local Food Supply & Value Chains

Annette Dunlap, NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

Barry Nash, NC Sea Grant

Dr. Dara Bloom, NC State University

Dr. Dave Lamie, Clemson University

Eric Bendfeldt, Virginia Cooperative Extension

Gary Bullen, NC State University

Jaclyn Mace, Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project

Jan Parson, Tourism Development Authority, Kinston, NC

Jeff Bender, Bender Farms

Joanna Massey Lelekacs, NC State University

Joe Otranto, Halifax County Schools

Dr. Gabriel Cumming, Working Landscapes

Kathleen Wood, Dig In! Yancey Community Garden

Dr. Leslie Hossfeld, Clemson University (formerly worked with Feast Down East through UNC-Wilmington)

Linda Rouse Sutton, County Commissioner, Lenoir County, NC

Pat Jenkins, Lenoir County Farmers Market

Dr. Rebecca Dunning, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University

Rob Hawk, NC Cooperative Extension, Jackson & Swain Counties

Tammy Kelly, NC Cooperative Extension, Lenoir County
Dr. Timothy Woods, University of Kentucky

Course 3 - The Bottom Line: Economic Realities & Other Considerations of Local Food Systems

 Becky Bowen, NC State Extension, Cultivate NC
Dr. Becca Jablonski, Colorado State University
Caroline Hampton, formerly of Octopus Gardens Farm
Dr. Dara Bloom, NC State University
Dr. Dave Lamie, Clemson University
Eric Bendfeldt, Virginia Cooperative Extension
Eric Henry, TS Designs
Jay Cook, Carolina Farm Credit
Jillian and Ross Mickens, Open Door Farm
Joanna Massey Lelekacs, NC State University
Dr. Kathryn Boys, NC State University
Laura Lauffer, CEFS
Dr. Noah Ranells, NC State University
(formerly with NC A&T)
Peter Callan, Virginia Cooperative Extension
Dr. Rebecca Hill, Colorado State University
Rick Larson, Natural Capital Investment Fund
Tami Schwerin, Abundance Foundation

 

Content Contributors

Other Acknowledgements

We would like to acknowledge the generous support of North Carolina SARE for providing scholarships to select educator participants who piloted the course materials in 2016 and 2017. We would also like to thank the pilot participants for their time and excellent feedback. We would like to acknowledge the generous support of NC SARE again in 2018 for their support of Extension professional scholarships. We would like to acknowledge the generous support of the North Carolina Extension Local Food Program team in 2019 for their support of Extension professional scholarships. 

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