CRAE Summit | Food Hub Feasibility Series | Supporting Visionary Collaboration
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INNOVATION NEWSWIRE

October 14, 2015 | Volume 5

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October Innovation Newswire

In this issue, we feature highlights from our September CRAE Summit where key leaders from across the state came together to co-create a stronger future for our working lands. The second installment of our 3-part food hubs series dives deeper into the art of achieving synchronicity among stakeholders to drive meaningful change. And one of our esteemed facilitators explores visionary collaboration – how today’s leaders can collaboratively achieve common goals in an era of worthy challenges.

In This Issue

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CRAE Summit: New Perspectives on How Working Lands Work

Last month, over 70 leaders from diverse sectors came together to co-create recommendations on the enhancement of California’s working lands - its farms, ranches and forests. The day-long Summit built on a decade-long history of the California Roundtable on Agriculture & the Environment (CRAE), a statewide forum convened by Ag Innovations where leaders come together to talk about what matters and how to solve key problems at the intersection of agriculture and the environment.   

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Taking A More Holistic Approach to Food Hub Feasibility: Reducing Risk Through Collaborative Process

In this 3-part series, Ag Innovations is examining food hub feasibility in a non-traditional way. This series weaves together insights from a growing body of food systems research and experience in food hub development. In our first post Efficacy of Food Hubs, we shared the USDA’s current definition of a food hub, and then we called for practitioners to expand their thinking about feasibility to include a more holistic assessment to consider how food hub projects affect the entirety of a food system in a specific area. In this second post in this 3-part series, we examine how incorporating collaborative process into food hub planning development can reduce business risk.  

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Supporting Visionary Collaboration

We are in an age of worthy challenges, interdependent and complex, that demand a new kind of leadership.  Visionaries have realized that the only way they can really make effective change on these important issues is that they must collaborate.

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