Common Interest Groups

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Group Name Description Last Updated Creator Subscription
Advance Cuyahoga County Agriculture

Working group to develop business cases within the Agriculture and Biosciences Cluster for Cuyahoga County

3 weeks 1 day Morgan Taggart Request group membership
Advance Lorain County Agriculture

Working group to develop business cases within the Agriculture and Biosciences Cluster for

3 weeks 1 day Brad Masi Request group membership
Advance Mahoning County Agriculture

Working group to develop business cases within the Agriculture and Biosciences Cluster for Mahoning County

3 weeks 1 day Elsa Higby Request group membership
Advance NorthEast Ohio Partners

This group is focused on building the Northeast Ohio local and regional economy based on local and regional food systems, renewable energy, distrib

3 weeks 1 day Casey Hoy Request group membership
Advance Stark County Agriculture

Working group to develop business cases within the Agriculture and Biosciences Cluster for Stark County

3 weeks 1 day Michelle Spain Request group membership
Advance Summit County Agriculture

Working group to develop business cases within the Agriculture and Biosciences Cluster for Summit County

3 weeks 1 day Darwin Kelsey Request group membership
Advance Wayne County Agriculture

Working group to develop business cases within the Agriculture and Biosciences Cluster for Wayne County

3 weeks 1 day rcrider Request group membership
Ag Success Team of Wayne County   3 weeks 1 day Rachel Schmitt Request group membership
Akron Grows Community Gardening   3 weeks 1 day ellsworth.2@osu.edu Request group membership
Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative (ASFC)

To build seed-to-table regional scale bean, grain,  oil seed and perennial nut staple food systems in Appalachia the Midwest, and wherever communit

3 weeks 1 day M.Ajamian B.Jaeger Request group membership
Cincinnati Local Foods Group

The Cincinnati Local Foods Group is a yahoo group which shares information about local fo

3 weeks 1 day valereee Request group membership
Cincinnati Regional Food Congress - March 2009

3 weeks 1 day Clare Norwood Request group membership
Circles of Support Pilot Project

Working in urban neighborhoods with low-income households, single parents with young children, etc.:

3 weeks 1 day Sara Ward Request group membership
Coalition for Food Abundance in Pittsburgh Wiki

The purpose of this workspace is to provide a space to collaboratively develop a manual for food sovereignty in Western PA.

3 weeks 1 day webadmin Request group membership
Consumer-driven production practices, consumer education opportunities, educational needs for the producer

Three main areas of emphasis were chosen by this group:

3 weeks 1 day Leah Miller Request group membership
Dismantling Structural Racism in the Food System   3 weeks 1 day Casey Hoy Request group membership
Entrepreneurs in Agriculture

This group will explore diverse and unique attributes of agricultural businesses- seasonality, production modeling, distribution and food safety, a

3 weeks 1 day Abbe Turner Request group membership
Expanding meat processing capabilities to meet the needs of consumers, processors, and diverse cultural preferences

The meat processing group chose several ways to build infrastructure for local meat processing and value added enterprises:

3 weeks 1 day Francis Fluharty Request group membership
Faith-Based Food and Agriculture Initiatives

This is a place for faith communities who are working on food and agriculture issues to meet and  to share ideas and resources.

3 weeks 1 day Claire Hermann Request group membership
Farm Impossible

This project was developed at the 6th Annual Stinner Summit.  The project title, support and objectives are:  

 

3 weeks 1 day Chester Bowling Request group membership
Farm to Institutional Food Service

Local procurement policies for small institutions, particularly educational institutions, are a current opportunity to establish local food systems

3 weeks 1 day Tom Redfern Request group membership
Farm to School Ohio

In addition to the overall mission of supporting Ohio farm to school efforts, a group formed at the 6th annual Stinner Summit will be using this gr

3 weeks 1 day sminwood Request group membership
Farm to School PA   3 weeks 1 day Cassandra Morgan Request group membership
FFA Agrientrepreneurship   3 weeks 1 day Anne Scott Request group membership
Food Desert issues in Urban and Rural Communities

Food Deserts have been identified  as a real issue impacting both urban and rural communities.

3 weeks 1 day Megan Shoenfelt Request group membership
Green and Growing Initiative

Potential Goals and Outcomes

3 weeks 1 day Steve Bosserman Request group membership
Greener Acres

To establish an openly collaborative forum wherein participants:

3 weeks 1 day Steve Bosserman Request group membership
Holmes Value-Added Agriculture   3 weeks 1 day Leah Miller Request group membership
Inner City Wellness and Local Foods

The mission of this open work group is to improve the health and well being of inner city communities and residents in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michi

3 weeks 1 day Ross MacDonald Request group membership
Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute

 

3 weeks 1 day Brian Gwin Request group membership
LFS Philadelphia Working Group

This group will serve as communication medium for people involved with Local Food in Philadelphia.

3 weeks 1 day sam@earle.com Request group membership
LFS Storytellers

The mission of this group is to tell stories about local food efforts, issues, opportunities, and entrepreneurs.

3 weeks 1 day Ross MacDonald Request group membership
Local Food Systems Computer Modeling, GIS, Data(mining) group

This is a meta group to explore, discuss, post blog posts, ideas, and resources about technology applications, best practices, and resources for Co

3 weeks 1 day webadmin Request group membership
Local Food Technology & Software

Software & Technology are creating new & exciting possibiiities for the local food movement, and will play a significant role in a new, dec

3 weeks 1 day buckybox Request group membership
Logistics, particularly transportation for increasing volume of local foods

Localized hubs for small producers are currently key to consolidating supplies into commercially viable volumes.

3 weeks 1 day Trevor Clatterbuck Request group membership
Marketing and Education, relative to any foods

Out of many possibilities, the proposed area of focus is to adopt and join the national Buy Fresh, Buy Local program for Ohio.

3 weeks 1 day Sylvia Zimmerman Request group membership
MASCRI Environmental

Welcome to a network of fruit and vegetable industry members in the Mid-Atlantic Specialty Crop Research Initiative, funded by the USDA Specialty C

3 weeks 1 day webadmin Request group membership
MASCRI Health Benefits

Welcome to a network of fruit and vegetable industry members in the Mid-Atlantic Specialty Crop Research Initiative, funded by the USDA Specialty C

3 weeks 1 day webadmin Request group membership
MASCRI Innovation

Welcome to a network of fruit and vegetable industry members in the Mid-Atlantic Specialty Crop Research Initiative, funded by the USDA Specialty C

3 weeks 1 day webadmin Request group membership
MASCRI Markets

Welcome to a network of fruit and vegetable industry members in the Mid-Atlantic Specialty Crop Research Initiative, funded by the USDA Specialty C

3 weeks 1 day webadmin Request group membership
MASCRI Technology

Welcome to a network of fruit and vegetable industry members in the Mid-Atlantic Specialty Crop Research Initiative, funded by the USDA Specialty C

3 weeks 1 day webadmin Request group membership
MI Culinary Tourism 2010 Conference Planning   3 weeks 1 day SusanSmalley Request group membership
NE Ohio Livestock Renewable Energy

Provide resource materials to farmers, agribusiness' and community leaders which enhance the consideration of farm based biomass to energy pr

3 weeks 1 day Brian Gwin Request group membership
NEO Food Congress 2008
 

NEO Food Congress 2008

 
3 weeks 1 day Matt Russell Request group membership
NEO Packaged Foods and Snacks Networking

     

3 weeks 1 day Brian Gwin Request group membership
Networking and Collaborating Tools Development

This is an effort to move discussions started here http://socialsynergyweb.org

3 weeks 1 day webadmin Request group membership
Non-GMO Feed to Farmer

This project was developed at the 6th Annual Stinner Summit.  The project title, support and objectives are:  

 

3 weeks 1 day Casey Hoy Request group membership
Organic Nutrient Management Value Network

The network will support existing businesses and foster the development of business cases related to effective utilization of organic nutrient from

3 weeks 1 day Brian Gwin Request group membership
OSASN, Ohio Sustainable Agriculture Students Network

Ohio colleges and universities are currently collaborating on a statewide network of sustainable agriculture education programs.

3 weeks 1 day Casey Hoy Request group membership
OSU Faculty & Staff

Provides connectivity among OSU faculty, staff and students working on food systems.

 

3 weeks 1 day Casey Hoy Request group membership
Permaculture-based, and small farm production biofuels

 

3 weeks 1 day webadmin Request group membership
Pittsburgh Community Garden Coordinators   3 weeks 1 day jnewman11 Request group membership
Real Food, Real Local, Real Good Institute

 

3 weeks 1 day 30milemeal Request group membership
Regional, National and International Partners

The Regional, National and International Partners working group is specifically for our colleagues from outside of Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania

3 weeks 1 day Casey Hoy Request group membership
Scalable Perennial Polyculture

This project is an attempt to provide an alternative to annual monoculture farming.

3 weeks 1 day patrick.oconell Request group membership
Scaling up Local Foods   3 weeks 1 day SusanSmalley Request group membership
Seeds Of Significance

Seeds Of Significance aims to strengthen netwo

3 weeks 1 day citysos Request group membership
SLOW MONEY NEO (Cleveland and Beyond)

SLOW MONEY NEO CONNECTS INVESTORS LOCALLY WITH LOCAL FOOD ENTREPRENUERS TO BRING DOLLARS FROM WALL STREET TO MAIN STREET, INVESTING IN FOOD, FARMS,

3 weeks 1 day janlitt Request group membership
Small Grains Information Clearing House

Create a website to distribute information on the complete list of small grains that can be grown in Ohio, their agronomic and nutritional characte

3 weeks 1 day Jeannine Snyder Request group membership
Small Scale Farming Permaculture

Discussion, knowledge collection, resource collection, and project incubation related to small farm

3 weeks 1 day webadmin Request group membership
Stinner Summit IV Project

The project chosen at the 2010 Stinner Summit was titled the Polyfarming Project.

3 weeks 1 day Casey Hoy Request group membership
Stinner Summit V Project - Youngstown Eats

The Youngstown Eats project focuses on providing healthy meals, locally sourced and ready to eat, to youth in Youngstown who have poor access to go

3 weeks 1 day Casey Hoy Request group membership
Summit Food Policy Coalition   3 weeks 1 day ellsworth.2@osu.edu Request group membership
Summit Urban Farming Initiative   3 weeks 1 day ellsworth.2@osu.edu Request group membership
Sustainable Local Economic Development

The purpose of this group is to document viable alternatives by which any cluster of 1,000 people can sustain themselves through locally sourced fo

3 weeks 1 day Steve Bosserman Request group membership
The Akron Cooperative

 

3 weeks 1 day The Akron Coope... Request group membership
The Erie Wire's Harvest Vision

 

3 weeks 1 day The Erie Wire Request group membership
The Urbiculture Foundation   3 weeks 1 day rdsinvco1 Request group membership
Top 10 Produce LLC National Ning Network

Cut and Paste this into your browser if you want to join this 100% Free Network.

3 weeks 1 day Top10ProduceLLC Request group membership
Tuscarawas County Local Foodshed Initiative Project

We are a newly formed, volunteer group.  Not affilitated exclusively with any local business or organization. Join in the dialogue! 

3 weeks 1 day jennsjoy Request group membership
Urban and Suburban Agriculture

There is tremendous opportunity within cities and outlying suburbs, to create new economic drivers through food production, and the

3 weeks 1 day webadmin Request group membership
Urban Landscape and Ecology Program (ULEP) Collaboration Forum

The 2nd Conference on Ecological Landscaping: Enhancing Self-Reliance and Resilience of

3 weeks 1 day parwindergrewal Request group membership
Value added dairy processing

This group focused on value added processing for dairy products suggested three opportunities that would benefit local dairy industry:

3 weeks 1 day Brian Schlatter Request group membership
Value-added Processing (all foods)

A good inventory and assessment of agricultural resources in Ohio, both production and processing is an important and needed baseline - what infras

3 weeks 1 day Amalie Lipstreu Request group membership
Western PA Shared Commercial Kitchen/Value-Added Processing Network

This network developed out of the 2011 Shared Commercial Kitchen Roundtable hosted by the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, in

3 weeks 1 day smith_leah Request group membership
Western Pennsylvania Farmers Market Managers

Welcome to the Western Pennsylvania Farmers Market Manager Discussion Forum!  This is a place for market managers to connect with one another to sh

3 weeks 1 day smith_leah Request group membership
Youth in Local Food Systems

We are an expanding network of educators, mentors, community activists, local foods entrepreneurs, students, parents,and interested others who are

3 weeks 1 day Ross MacDonald Request group membership