Let's face it: food hubs are sexy! So are other Good Food infrastructure
projects, such as region-scaled meat processing plants.
And for good reason: these businesses are often filling gaps or bottlenecks in
regional and local food systems.
However, sometimes it's not a LACK of infrastructure that leads to
bottlenecks; it is incomplete or inefficient USE of the infrastructure that
stymies the system.
"Value Chain Coordinators" are people who work to connect the dots in a value
chain. They ensure the right people, goods and resources connect with each
other. Most often value chain coordinators work outside day-to-day business
operations, a vantage point that offers a unique perspective on the optimal
solutions in a regional market.
Join us for this expanded webinar diving deep into the approaches people
across the country are taking to improve the food system without costly new
Ann Karlen, Fair Food; Todd Erling, Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development
Corp.; Steve Warshawer, La Montanita Coop; Lauren Gwin, Niche Meat Processors
Assistance Network; Debra Tropp, USDA
Moderator: Jim Barham, USDA