The UW-Cooperative Extension Community Food Systems Team hosted a face-to-face meeting in Ashland, WI on January 31st, 2013.
Colleagues from all over the state came together for the afternoon to discuss food systems work. Jason Fischbach, Bayfield and Ashland Counties Agricultural Educator, shared his current work with the Chequamegon Food Co-op, http://chequamegonfoodcoop.com/ and the Bayfield Regional Food Producers Cooperative, http://bayfieldfoodproducers.org/. Team members also spent time exploring Whole Measures, a whole systems framework for planning, implementing, and evaluating food systems work. The meeting concluded at Northland College with a tour of the Sustainability Initiative, http://www.northland.edu/sust-overview.htm.