NATIONAL FARM TO INSTITUTION METRICS COLLABORATIVE
The organizations in the National Farm to Institution Metrics Collaborative work across the country to measure and track the impact of the institutional market from producer to buyer. We have 30 members based in 20 states working at municipal, county, multi-county, state, regional, and national levels. We hold quarterly calls and occasional in-person meetings; offer opportunities for collaborative partnership; and provide a platform for sharing best practices, foundational metrics terminology, tools, and resources. If you're interested in learning more, take a look at this flyer about the National Farm to Institution Metrics Collaborative:
If you'd like to learn even more, contact Hannah Leighton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are excited to announce the launch of a new webinar series dedicated to sharing the tools and resources developed by Collaborative organizations! These monthly 30-minute webinars are designed to provide a national audience of farm to institution practitioners, supporters, and advocates the tools they need to measure farm to institution efforts in a meaningful way. We hope you’ll join us!
Thurs., April 25th | 3:30 - 4:00 pm EST
This webinar will feature Dr. Lilian Brislen of the Food Connection at the University of Kentucky. In this webinar, Brislen will demonstrate the importance of identifying the 'what' and 'why' when establishing local food definitions and metrics. Drawing on six years of the University’s first private dining contract, Brislen will share strategies, metrics, and hard-won lessons in developing effective local procurement initiatives at public institutions.
The National Farm to Institution Metrics Collaborative is putting together a full database of resources and tools for those interested in better understanding farm to institution metrics. Check out a sample of those resources here.