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Sonoma County Healthy & Sustainable Food Action Plan: 2016 Status Report

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Four years ago, the Sonoma County Healthy & Sustainable Food Action Plan (FAP) was issued as a call to action to answer this and many other food and farming related questions. Last month, Ag Innovations, in partnership with the Sonoma County Food System Alliance, published a status report featuring an implementation overview, inventory of local food and farming initiatives, and updated indicators.

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200+ Leaders Convene for 2016 Sonoma County Food Forum

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It’s been four years since Sonoma County’s landmark Healthy & Sustainable Food Action Plan (FAP) became the Sonoma County Food System Alliance's shared vision for the local food system. Last month, over 200 food, farming, and community leaders came together to celebrate the progress made since the adoption of the FAP, and to shape the next phase of action and implementation.

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Nationally Recognized Food Systems Leader Joins Ag Innovations

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Ag Innovations is pleased to announce that Lucy Norris has joined our team as our Regional Food Systems Program Director. Lucy joins us after eight years in Seattle where she was most recently the Director of Marketing for Northwest Agriculture Business Center. She collaborated with farmers, businesses, and partner organizations to develop the Puget Sound Food Hub to increase farm sales, reduce costs and waste, address regulatory requirements, improve food safety standards, and increase access to locally produced foods.

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Growing Our Farms: Connecting Landowners & Prospective Farmers

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Growing Our Farms brought together 150 diverse food and farming interests to share resources and forge new partnerships between landowners, land seekers, and support organizations working to improve land availability and affordability for local food production in Sonoma County.

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