It Takes a Region has ended
Welcome! Make the most of your attendance by creating a profile here to share about your work and allow other attendees to easily find out more. You can also create your personal conference schedule by choosing which sessions and events to attend - and if you want, let other attendees know. Just click on Schedule or Account to get started.
Back To Schedule
Thursday, November 7 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Value Chain Mapping for the Food and Agriculture Sector

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

*Pre-conference will be located at City Hall (280 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302) Caucus Room. IDs required to get into City Hall.

Explore the principles and practices of value chain exploration and construction in the food and agriculture sector.  In this highly interactive workshop, we will be exploring what value chains are and how they apply to community oriented work, especially in rural areas where social capital might be strong, but economies are not.  We will talk about how food value chains have been developed in other parts of the country and what some of the successes and outcomes have been.  During the workshop, participants will have an opportunity to apply value chain tools to their own projects, get feedback from peers, and from the workshop presenter, using a value chain mapping exercise. We will also have an opportunity to consider the desired impacts from value chain work.

avatar for Melissa Levy

Melissa Levy

Principal, Community Roots
Community Roots, LLC is led by Melissa Levy, Principal and Owner. Melissa has almost 20 years of experience in small town community and economic development, including 12 years with Yellow Wood Associates and 5 years with the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm EST
City Hall - City of Jersey City, Caucus Room
  Farm to Fork Supply Chains
  • Level (Beginner, Intermediate,... Everyone