Missouri Food Systems Network

Building strong and resilient community-based food systems across Missouri

The Missouri Food Systems Network, hosted by University of Missouri Extension in partnership with the Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security, 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, value-added enterprises, food safety and processing, co-op development, anti-hunger efforts, and others.

The network brings together existing resources from across the state and fosters on-the-ground relationships with community partners, a focus on collaboration and partnerships, and applied research. The Missouri Food Systems Network is open to those within and outside MU Extension and keeps in touch through the Food and Farm Connector newsletter and network meetings (2024 schedule TBD).

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