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Fresno Food System Alliance

Convened in December 2010 through a partnership by the Fresno County Farm Bureau, County Health Department, Agricultural Commissioner’s Office and Ag Innovations Network, the Fresno Food System Alliance (FFSA) is leading the way to create new relationships and innovative thinking about food and farming in the largest food producing region of the United States.

Central to the FFSA’s work is the idea that the long-term viability of agriculture is central to the region’s quality of life, and that advocates for agriculture, farm labor, health and the environment have much more in common than they often see or act upon. By finding the places where the common interests of food system stakeholders intersect, there is greater hope for building a successful food economy in Fresno County.

The FFSA is a multi-stakeholder coalition of individuals and organizations contributing to building a more vibrant, durable, and equitable food system by:

Interested in participating in the Alliance? To learn more about the FFSA, contact Sally Tripp at 559-276-7494 ext 132 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Fresno County Food System Alliance Member Sally Tripp Receives USDA Highest Award

Jan. 2014 Fresno County FSA member Sally Tripp receives 2013 USDA Secretary’s Honor Award for outstanding collaborative efforts involving a regional economic strategy in Fresno.

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Fresno Alliance Signs Charter!

Sept. 2013 The Fresno Food System Alliance members met and unanimously agreed to ratify their Charter. Click HERE to view the full document.

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Fresno Alliance Hosts “Dinner on the Farm” and World Café Community Dialogue

May 2013 The Fresno Alliance hosted it’s first “Dinner on the Farm” at Paul & Cheryl Betancourt’s farm in Kerman in an old almond orchard to bring together over 40 leaders who are working to affect change in the local food system.

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Fresno Farm to School Committee Featured on Channel 30 News Ag Watch

April 2013 Fresno FSA members Pao Saephan and Jose Alvarado were interviewed in Channel 30 News Ag Watch, highlighting the FSA’s Farm to School Committee.

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Fresno FSA’s Farm-to-School Committee Members Feautred on NPR Valley Public Radio

April 2013 FFSA Farm-to-School Committee members, Pao Saephan and Jose Alvarado, were featured on NPR Valley Public Radio on April, 2nd.

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