Past Webinars

Interested in viewing one of our previous webinars? You can access each monthly webinar by clicking on the links below!

 

2018 Webinar Series-

January: "Right to Farm" New Hampshire: A Toolkit for the Local Regulation of Agriculture

Amy Manzelli, lawyer with BCM Environmental Land Law; and Theresa Walker, farmer and chair of the Durham Agricultural Commission, spoke about the new Toolkit for the Local Regulation of Agriculture. The Toolkit was created for farmers and municipal decision-makers to guide the development of local, farm-friendly regulatory environments which encourage the successful operation of agricultural enterprises. 

The Toolkit: (1) Identifies and provides a flow chart of state laws governing farming and agricultural activities, (2) Provides a checklist for assessing the farm friendliness of local regulations and policies, (3) Discusses the relationship between state laws and town laws, and (4) Contains resources for assistance for farmers and municipalities to address conflicts and pro-actively develop farm-friendly regulatory environments. 

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February: Are We Really Making Change?: Measuring Farm to Institution Markets

We heard from Nessa Richman, the Director of Research and Evaluation at Farm to Institution New England (FINE) about their tools to measure local food programs in K-12 schools, hospitals, and colleges/universities across the food supply chain. Their data comes from national sources like the USDA's Farm to School Census, Healthcare Without Harm's  annual survey of hospitals, and three original surveys implemented by FINE. 

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Nashua Food Council

Justin Munroe from Grow Nashua presented the work they are doing as a resource and partner in providing space, neighborhood activities, and nutrition education through collaboration with different schools, parks, hospitals, and community organizations. Grow Nashua focuses on low-income and immigrant populations to help increase food security and strengthen community ties. The Nashua Food Council (NFC) is a direct result of Grow Nashua's leadership. The food council addresses three strategies: improving distribution and production of healthy culturally appropriate foods, providing nutrition education, and using the collective impact model to create and support NFC.  Learn why your community needs its own food council, where to find interested stakeholders, and what skills and resources are needed to facilitate the conversation by watching the full webinar below!

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