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On September 18 (noon ET), join us the second of our webinars focusing on the work of the Iowa Food Council's Food Access and Health Working Group (FAHWG).  Elizabeth Dansforth Richey will discuss the Cultivate Iowa campaign, an initiative of FAHWG.  Visit our webinar page to find out how to connect. 

On September 23 (11 am ET), join the AFP and Anthony Flaccavento of SCALE to learn about the Local Food Cost Calculator. This participant discussion-based webinar will focus on strategies to get locally grown food in institutions and restaurants. Visit our webinar page to find out how to connect.

If you missed the August 21 (noon ET), with Aubrey Alvarez (Eat Greater Des Moines), you can find a link to the archived recording on our webinar page. Learn more about how FAHWG, the RFSWGs, and Eat Greater Des Moines operate as networks for action.

If you missed the June 12th webinar with Steve Hodges and Margaret Smith (Appalachian Foodshed Project) you can check out the archived webinar to learn more about system dynamics modeling for food systems.

Congratulations to the AFP Enhancement Grant Recipients!  Check out the funded projects here (or download the press release).

Check out the first draft of our AFP directory. You can also see a map of organizations working to address community food security in the region.

If you would like to be included in the directory or map, please email

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Funded through the USDA's Agriculture, Food and Research Initiative (AFRI) grants program. Award Number: 2011-68004-30079

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The Appalachian Foodshed Project (AFP) is using a foodshed concept to address issues of community food security in West Virginia and the Appalachian regions of North Carolina and Virginia. AFP aims to facilitate a network of organizations and individuals working to address issues of community development, economic viability, health, nutrition, food access, social justice, and agriculture. By working collaboratively, AFP hopes to build on the human and natural resources in the region to cultivate resilient food systems and vibrant, healthy communities.

Please read more about the project.