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Sonoma County Healthy & Sustainable Food Action Plan: 2016 Status Report

Every community must answer the question, “how will we feed ourselves?” The way we answer this defines and describes us. Four years ago, the Sonoma County Healthy & Sustainable Food Action Plan (FAP) was issued as a call to action to answer this and many other food and farming related questions. The Plan was the […]

200+ Leaders Convene for 2016 Sonoma County Food Forum

“The Healthy & Sustainable Food Action Plan can lead us to our final destination – a society where each of us has a place at a bountiful table, where we protect the natural world, and where true prosperity is created by those who grow and prepare our food.” – Joseph McIntyre, Ag Innovations It’s been […]

Taking A More Holistic Approach to Food Hub Feasibility: A 3-Part Blog Series

Evidence shows food hubs can play a role in solving complex problems in our food system. Food hubs are relatively new on the scene – we’ve only been studying, experimenting, and talking about them for less than a decade – which means they present a lot of opportunity for creating resilient regional food systems. Building […]

Nationally Recognized Food Systems Leader Joins Ag Innovations

Ag Innovations is pleased to announce that Lucy Norris has joined our team as our Regional Food Systems Program Director. In this role, Lucy leads Ag Innovations’ efforts to identify and develop creative solutions that assure the long-term viability of local food systems in California and around the country. She will identify project opportunities related to food systems, assess their feasibility, […]

Growing Our Farms: Connecting Landowners & Prospective Farmers

California farmers are coping with unrelenting challenges – the most experienced are retiring, and the regulatory environment is growing increasingly complex, and markets. Compounding this reality is the tremendous cost of land throughout the Golden State, and emerging farmers are finding it increasingly difficult to acquire the acreage and infrastructure necessary to succeed in today’s agricultural economy. In response, communities […]