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 (CBNs) 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).

Create A Collaborative Business Network

Networking Groups allow you to discuss topics of interest with other Local Food Systems users. Less focused than CBNs, Networking Groups 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 Networking Groups include posts, events, and folders. These tools allow site users to disseminate information and share important files to other users that share their interests. Networking Groups 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 Networking Group

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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CBN Dashboard

Group Name Description Last Updated Creatorsort descending Subscription
Non-GMO Feed Grains Network

This is the private work space for project members who are associated with one or more of the following groups. 

5 years 10 months Brian Gwin Request group membership
NEO_Breads

Develop a mission statement

3 years 9 months Brian Gwin Request group membership
NEO Juice, Beer, Wine, & Spirits 3 years 8 months Brian Gwin Request group membership
Small Scale Soil Conservation Equipment

Development of equipment and associated production practices focused on soil conservation for small producers.  

 

3 years 10 months Brian Gwin Request group membership
Aquaculture Network

Currently contains information on businesses from a list of fish propagators provided by ODNR.

Should fish processors be included?

3 years 8 months Brian Gwin Request group membership
Group Name Description Last Updated Creatorsort descending Subscription
Non-GMO Feed Grains Network

This is the private work space for project members who are associated with one or more of the following groups. 

5 years 10 months Brian Gwin Request group membership
NEO_Breads

Develop a mission statement

3 years 9 months Brian Gwin Request group membership
NEO Juice, Beer, Wine, & Spirits 3 years 8 months Brian Gwin Request group membership
Small Scale Soil Conservation Equipment

Development of equipment and associated production practices focused on soil conservation for small producers.  

 

3 years 10 months Brian Gwin Request group membership
Aquaculture Network

Currently contains information on businesses from a list of fish propagators provided by ODNR.

Should fish processors be included?

3 years 8 months Brian Gwin Request group membership
Networking Groups DashboardCreate A Networking Group

Networking Groups Dashboard

Group Name Description Last Updated Creatorsort descending Subscription
Advance Lorain County Agriculture

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

5 years 4 months Brad Masi 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

5 years 4 months Brian Gwin 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

6 years 6 months Brian Gwin Request group membership
Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute

 

5 years 10 months Brian Gwin Request group membership
NEO Packaged Foods and Snacks Networking

     

4 years 2 months Brian Gwin Request group membership
Public - accessible to all site users
Group Name Description Last Updated Creatorsort descending Subscription
Advance Lorain County Agriculture

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

5 years 4 months Brad Masi 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

5 years 4 months Brian Gwin 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

6 years 6 months Brian Gwin Request group membership
Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute

 

5 years 10 months Brian Gwin Request group membership
NEO Packaged Foods and Snacks Networking

     

4 years 2 months Brian Gwin Request group membership
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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
Not only are the weather
by Mark Mittiga on Wed, 2016-11-30 13:20

Not only are the weather patterns affecting the algae growth in the lake, but the new laws and regulations are also cutting down on the amount of growth that is appearing in the lake. Farmers are being required to use chemicals that are not harmful to the water. 

Lake Erie Algae Bloom
The engineers are finding
by Mark Mittiga on Wed, 2016-11-30 13:40

The engineers are finding that the corn stalks are simply beign destroyed way too often due to wind. They are currently looking into the issue of wind damaging teh stalks. 

Corn - Leading Grain Crop
Yes this is a major problem.
by webadmin on Fri, 2016-12-02 15:38

Yes this is a major problem.  I wonder what they will come up with to fight it?  Wind fences maybe?

Corn - Leading Grain Crop