New Database Features Food Systems Practitioners and Educational Resources

A national team of researchers and practitioners led by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach developed a national database for both food systems practitioners and educational resources. Iowa State’s Indicators Team collaborated with Colorado State University and Local Food Economics, North Carolina State, American Farmland Trust, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, National Center for Appropriate Technology, University of Vermont and the Food Safety Clearinghouse, the North American Food Systems Network, eXtension, and the Wallace Center at Winrock International to develop the database. The site currently contains 92 educational resource profiles and 79 practitioner profiles across the nation, added during a limited pilot in spring 2021. Anyone engaged or interested in food systems can add their profile and use the database to learn about educational resources and practitioners in their area.