Building strong and resilient community-based food systems across Missouri
The University of Missouri Extension Food Systems Network envisions strong and resilient community-based food systems across Missouri that create positive economic impacts, enhance food access, and increase food security for all Missourians.
The mission of the network is to create a more informed, connected, and well-resourced food system stakeholder community.
The network builds capacity around local and regional food systems topics that require a broad approach. Topics may include farmers markets, food coalitions, local food rules and regulations, food safety and processing, co-op development, anti-hunger efforts, and others.
The network brings together existing MU Extension and Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security strengths. These include on-the-ground relationships with community partners, a focus on collaboration and partnerships, and applied research. The network is open to those within and outside MU Extension and keeps in touch through monthly Zoom meetings and an email listserv.
For information about MU Extension food systems resources, click HERE.