Network News

Jun 29, 2018

Black food co-ops are springing up across the nation. Learn more about them and the work of the start-up Central Brooklyn Food Coop.

Jun 05, 2018

Mike Weaver is a poultry farmer working to hold Big Ag accountable for its treatment of contract farmers.

May 25, 2018

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of NESAWG’s It Takes a Region conference we’re talking with food systems organizers and practitioners who are at the forefront of change in our region. What have these leaders seen over the past 25 years, and where do they see us heading? What do we need to know about the opportunities and constraints imposed by our current political climate, and how can we move together, as a collection of diverse communities, into a united food movement? Our first reflection is from Jose Oliva, co-director of the Food Chain Workers Alliance, who generously shared his story and the work of food chain workers around the country who are innovating tactics and building power to transform not just labor conditions in the food system, but how our communities and institutions navigate complex social and environmental issues.

Apr 30, 2018

Maria Arnot shares about food security and nutrition in the coalfields of West Virginia.

Apr 03, 2018

"As someone who enjoys working with different people and facilitating dialogue and solutions, it has been an exciting opportunity to work alongside farmers and farmworkers to implement the Milk with Dignity Program to improve conditions on dairy farms. " Learn more about the work of Rafaela Rodriguez, a social worker who is currently working with the Milk with Dignity Program and her work as lead auditor for the third party monitor called the Milk with Dignity Standards Council.

Oct 12, 2017

The Equal Exchange Action Forum is a space within Equal Exchange for individuals to join a virtual and physical community to network, learn, and challenge the injustices within our food system. It’s a vehicle to build an authentic and democratic community, and a tool to foster relationships that will connect us to each other and our food. Despite the system’s power to commodify every aspect of our lives, including our ability to connect with one another, here we have the opportunity to create something anew.

Apr 21, 2017

The National Black Farmers Association Scholarship Program application deadline for the 2017-18 academic year is April 28, 2017.

Mar 28, 2017

Join the 21-Day Challenge April 9-29 to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits.

Mar 01, 2017

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project is soliciting proposals for their Community Food Systems Conference.