Networking On Local Food Systems

Welcome to the Local Food Systems Networking section!

The Networking section contains the social networking tools to help site users communicate and identify shared interests. The Networking section exists to help fledgling or expanding businesses and their supporters, particularly those in relatively close proximity, connect with each other to mutual benefit. Here you will find opportunities to connect with other individuals who are interested in starting new businesses, supporting existing businesses, and discussing ideas about local foods. The Networking section is focused on three main types of content:


Collaborative Business Networks (CBN) are designed for Local Food Systems users to collaborate, focus on, and achieve a specific, well defined goal. Primarily CBNs are used to develop business ecosystems, a collaborative network of entrepreneurs, existing businesses, business supporters, and customers that seek to create new or expand existing supply chains. However, CBNs have also be used for tasks such as developing inter-collegiate programs and as a vehicle for new community groups to organize around a shared vision. CBNs give site users a set of tools (posts, private messages, events, to do items, and folders) that allow them to organize and assign tasks, set deadlines, disseminate information, and share important files. CBNs can be either Public (available for everyone on the Local Food Systems website to see) or Private (view-able only by the members of the group).

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Common Interest Groups (CIG) allow you to discuss topics of interest with other Local Food Systems users. Less focused than Collaborative Business Networks, CIGs are designed to act as repositories of knowledge, to stimulate thought, and introduce people to new topics with which they are not familiar. Users with knowledge in topic areas are encouraged to share their experiences, post links to relevant articles, and answer questions from the Local Food Systems community. Tools available to CIGs include posts, events, and folders. These tools allow site users to disseminate information and share important files to other users that share their interests. CIGs can be either Public (available for everyone on the Local Food Systems website to see) or Private (view-able only by the members of the group).

Create A Common Interest Groups


Forum Topics are for free flowing discussion on any topic relevant to Local Food Systems. You can start your own topic thread, or comment on an existing topic. All forum posts are public and view-able by all Local Food Systems users.

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Collaborative Business NetworksCreate A Collaborative Business Network

CBN Dashboard

Group Name Description Last Updated Creator Subscriptionsort descending
Food as Economic Development

Build economies using food and ag.

2 years 10 months admintest Request group membership
Ohio Livestock Product Processors

This portfolio contains an extensive list of licensed meat and dairy processors in Ohio, specifically those from the Northeast region.

1 year 5 months Brian Gwin Request group membership
OARDC Natural Rubber Ecosystem   4 years 7 months Brian Gwin Request group membership
Resilient Health Network, Inc.

We promote, enrich, and sustain resilient human, community, and environmental health by developing synergistic/cooperative linkages among programs,

4 months 6 days Brett Joseph Request group membership
NEO AgBio CARE Projects
5 years 1 month Brian Gwin Request group membership
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Group Name Description Last Updated Creator Subscriptionsort descending
Food as Economic Development

Build economies using food and ag.

2 years 10 months admintest Request group membership
Resilient Health Network, Inc.

We promote, enrich, and sustain resilient human, community, and environmental health by developing synergistic/cooperative linkages among programs,

4 months 6 days Brett Joseph Request group membership
 
Group Name Description Last Updated Creator Subscriptionsort descending
Ohio Livestock Product Processors

This portfolio contains an extensive list of licensed meat and dairy processors in Ohio, specifically those from the Northeast region.

1 year 5 months Brian Gwin Request group membership
OARDC Natural Rubber Ecosystem   4 years 7 months Brian Gwin Request group membership
NEO AgBio CARE Projects
5 years 1 month Brian Gwin Request group membership
Common Interest GroupsCreate A Common Interest Group

CIG Dashboard

Group Name Description Last Updated Creator Subscriptionsort descending
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

4 months 3 weeks Amalie Lipstreu Request group membership
The Akron Cooperative

 

4 months 3 weeks The Akron Coope... 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

4 months 3 weeks webadmin Request group membership
Real Food, Real Local, Real Good Institute

 

4 months 3 weeks 30milemeal 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

4 months 3 weeks Casey Hoy Request group membership
Public - accessible to all site users
Group Name Description Last Updated Creator Subscriptionsort descending
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

4 months 3 weeks Amalie Lipstreu Request group membership
The Akron Cooperative

 

4 months 3 weeks The Akron Coope... 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

4 months 3 weeks webadmin Request group membership
Real Food, Real Local, Real Good Institute

 

4 months 3 weeks 30milemeal 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

4 months 3 weeks Casey Hoy Request group membership

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This year was a good year for
by Mark Mittiga on Wed, 2016-11-30 13:18

This year was a good year for the lake algae wise. The cooler weather has been a good thing in terms of sparking the algae growth. When the weather stays on the cooler side, there is not as much visable algae in the lake.

Lake Erie Algae Bloom
The algae samples that are
by Mark Mittiga on Wed, 2016-11-30 13:13

The algae samples that are being tested and found in Lake Erie have been proven to be a "toxic chemical" resulting in several warning signs alerting people not to drink the water. 

Lake Erie Algae Bloom
NE IL
by Brian Gwin on Thu, 2016-09-08 13:52

NE IL

The long term outlook for Ag commodities is flat to negative from where we are currently.

What age would you retire?
waterloo iowa
by Brian Gwin on Thu, 2016-09-08 13:51

waterloo iowa

What age would you retire?