JOB OPENING: NYC Food Policy – Policy Advisor

The Office of the Food Policy director for New York City Food Policy is seeking a Policy Advisor to support the Office in all efforts to implement the administration’s food policy agenda and to accomplish the food policy goals laid out in OneNYC, The Plan for a Strong and Just City.

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JOB OPENING: USDA Know Your Farmer Know Your Food – Ag Marketing Specialist

As part of the effort to institutionalize the work that has taken place during this administration on local and regional food systems at USDA, we are posting a *permanent, full-time position* that will be charged with coordinating the Department’s *Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food* initiative and shepherding work across USDA to support local and regional foods.

The job posting is available here:

It is open to both current/former federal employees and those who have
never been employed in the federal government.

The window to submit applications is *only open until Monday (May 9).*

JOB OPENING: Food System Network Coordinator (Medford, OR)

Community Food System Coordinator

For more information or to apply, go to

Application closing date: April 8, 2016

Position Summary

The Community Food System Coordinator is the primary public face of the Rogue Valley Food System Network. The Coordinator facilitates the collaboration of food system partners to develop and incubate projects and programs that further the goals and priorities for a strong, vibrant regional food system in Jackson and Josephine Counties characterized by abundant local food production, equitable food access, environmental sustainability, economic vitality, and healthy community.

About the Rogue Valley Food System Network

The Rogue Valley Food System Network establishes a collaborative community of leadership to develop and advocate for a healthy and sustainable food system in Josephine and Jackson Counties.  The Rogue Valley Food System Network is a group of individuals, organizations, and businesses who have joined together to strengthen our local food system through collaboration.  The Network is led by a 15-member council that meets monthly.  The public is welcome.

Scholarship Deadline Feb. 29 for National Farm to Cafeteria Conference

The National Farm to School Network is now accepting applications for scholarships to the 8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, which will take place in Madison, Wis., June 2-4, 2016. This event is the top national training and networking event for farm to cafeteria professionals working to improve community health, build economic opportunities for farmers and producers, and ensure long-term sustainability for local food efforts nationwide. To ensure the conference reflects the full diversity of the movement, scholarships are prioritized for farmers, farmer support organizations, youth (through age 22), persons of color, food service professionals, farm to college/hospital practitioners, and early care and education providers.

Don’t delay! Scholarship application are due Feb. 29 at 5pm ET. Learn more and submit your application at

Just Food? Forum on Land Use, Rights and Ecology

Just Food? Forum on Land Use, Rights and Ecology
A collaboration of the Harvard Food Law Society and Food Literacy Project

March 25th and 26th, 2016, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA


Early bird rates through February 25th.


Featuring talks, panels, workshops, posters, films, a reception and more!

This year’s Just Food? conference will examine the relationship between people and land, primarily through agriculture and food. We will explore the legal, moral, policy, health, historic and environmental aspects of our domestic and international food system, with a focus on the intersection of land and justice. The conference will bring together scholars, farmers, activists, practitioners, and other authorities to discuss the growing concerns about who has access to land, how agriculture changes land, and who is marginalized or dispossessed by our current system. Our goal is to educate attendees, empower them to make changes, and engage them in a larger dialogue about food.

Keynotes speakers include:

Smita Narula on Land Rights.

Anuradha Mittal on the Growing Natural Resource Grabs in the Third World.

Also a keynote panel on Legacies of Land: the Oppressed and Dispossessed featuring: Janie Hipp, Director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the U. of Arkansas School of Law; Jo Guldi, Brown University History Professor; Debora Nunes Lino Da Silva, MST member from Northeast Brazil; Tess Desmond Lowinske, Director of Harvard’s Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights

We do not want the cost of registration to prohibit anyone from attending. We have a limited number of registration scholarships available. If you feel the registration fee is a financial burden that would prevent you from attending, please email with the subject “Conference Scholarship.” Please include a short paragraph about why you would like to attend the conference.

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Growing Power’s National International Urban and Small Farms Conference

Save the Date and Request for Proposal’s for Growing Power’s National International Urban and Small Farms Conference
November 18-20, 2016 : Growing Power’s World Headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Will Allen and the Growing Power Family want to invite you to Milwaukee for our bi-annual conference with theme “Let’s Scale it Up! Growing Food and Farmers: Best practices in growing, distribution and community building” 
Request for Proposals Now Available!
Interested in presenting at this year’s conference? RFP available on the Growing Power web site and if you click here!

Food Systems Coordinator – University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences Extension Family Nutrition Program

County Farm to School, Farm to Community Coordinator (CC) in Dade County will help to support capacity building in the local food system and expand access to healthful foods by eligible populations.  In this context, food systems are defined as the activities and processes included in the movement of healthful food from farm/garden to plate.  This includes school and community gardens; farmers’ markets; Smarter Lunchrooms Movement; and helping farmers access new markets, such as school cafeteria and corner stores.  The CC will engage school food authorities, communities, and farmers in order to provide them with the education and technical support to increase the availability of specialty crops in the school lunch program and to increase the number of farmers selling to local farmers’ markets using appropriate procurement processes while meeting state and federal food safety standards. Other duties are to provide outreach and support for school food service and producers to promote Farm to School in county FNP-eligible schools, to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to low-income communities, to help develop pilot programs, and/or to implement new relationships for the sale of local products. CC will travel throughout the county and surrounding area to meet school food authorities, farmers, distributors, Extension agents, and other relevant stakeholders to increase procurement of local food in county. Farmers will be introduced to food safety requirements for schools and given information on relevant training opportunities, including selling to schools and accepting Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT).  CC will also assist with implementing school and community gardens.

2016 National Food Hub Conference

At the 2016 National Food Hub ConferenceMarch 20-April 1 in Atlanta – you’ll meet the business developers, investors, and community leaders making it happen. It’s the can’t-miss meet-up of hundreds of private and public partners involved in building new supply chain links from farm to table.

Learn the nuts, bolts, and trajectory of the new food economy through up-close tours and trainings, deep-dive plenaries, and 35 breakout sessions.

Job Posting: Manager – Worcester Food Policy Council

The Worcester Food Policy Council (WFPC) is comprised of community organizations and stakeholders who align with the Council mission to “engage diverse partners to foster a healthy and just food system” for Worcester.  Members of the Council work together collaboratively to: advocate for policies and systems changes to improve our food system; educate our community and policy makers on food systems issues that impact our communities; eliminate inequity as it relates to food access; collaborate to effect a cultural change towards healthy eating; and celebrate our assets, actions and accomplishments.  This full-time position is funded by the Worcester County Food Bank and reports to the Director of Advocacy at the Food Bank.

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Job Posting: Detroit Food Policy Council – Research and Policy Program Manager

The Detroit Food Policy Council is seeking a Program Manager to plan and implement the Council’s research and policy activities. This is a full time salaried position with flexible scheduling to accommodate required evening and weekend work. The full job description is below. To apply please send cover letter, resume, three references and a writing sample electronically to: with DFPC Program Manager Application in the subject line or via mail to: Detroit Food Policy Council, Attention: Hiring Manager, 1420 Washington Blvd., Ste. 230, Detroit, MI 48226. Only potential interviewees will be contacted. No phone calls please.

More information available here.