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Virginia Farm to University: Equitable Pathways
February 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Virginia universities are seeking to increase the sustainability of their food supply chain, and to broaden their supply chain to Virginia’s farmers, with a specific interest in creating access for Virginia’s Black and Brown farmers. It is understood that this is a long-term proposition and that achieving these systemic changes will require a long-term effort and commitment. This webinar is a continuation of a Farm to University initiative building on two gatherings, held in December 2018 and January 2020, as well as monthly Farm to University workgroup calls begun in Spring 2020. Additional webinars and gatherings are envisioned, and will be guided by the outcomes of this webinar.
At this webinar, our hope is to: 1) build understanding across silos about the challenges associated with expanding Virginia’s university food supply chain to Virginia farmers; and 2) discuss and identify specific pathways for beginning the long-term process of building a more Virginia-based and diverse university supply chain that also reflects equitable access for Virginia’s Black and Brown farmers.