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

8 months 2 weeks Morgan Taggart Subscribe to group
Advance Lorain County Agriculture

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

8 months 2 weeks Brad Masi Subscribe to group
Advance Mahoning County Agriculture

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

8 months 2 weeks Elsa Higby Subscribe to group
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

8 months 2 weeks Casey Hoy Subscribe to group
Advance Stark County Agriculture

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

8 months 2 weeks Michelle Spain Subscribe to group
Advance Summit County Agriculture

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

8 months 2 weeks Darwin Kelsey Subscribe to group
Advance Wayne County Agriculture

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

8 months 2 weeks rcrider Subscribe to group
Ag Success Team of Wayne County   8 months 2 weeks Jennifer Bates Subscribe to group
Akron Grows Community Gardening   8 months 2 weeks ellsworth.2@osu.edu Subscribe to group
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

8 months 2 weeks M.Ajamian B.Jaeger Subscribe to group
Cincinnati Local Foods Group

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

8 months 2 weeks valereee Subscribe to group
Cincinnati Regional Food Congress - March 2009

8 months 2 weeks Clare Norwood Subscribe to group
Circles of Support Pilot Project

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

8 months 2 weeks Sara Ward Subscribe to group
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.

8 months 2 weeks webadmin Subscribe to group
Consumer-driven production practices, consumer education opportunities, educational needs for the producer

Three main areas of emphasis were chosen by this group:

8 months 2 weeks Leah Miller Subscribe to group
Dismantling Structural Racism in the Food System   8 months 2 weeks Casey Hoy Subscribe to group
Entrepreneurs in Agriculture

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

8 months 2 weeks Abbe Turner Subscribe to group
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:

8 months 2 weeks Francis Fluharty Subscribe to group
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.

8 months 2 weeks Claire Hermann Subscribe to group
Farm Impossible

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

 

8 months 2 weeks Chester Bowling Subscribe to group
Farm to Institutional Food Service

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

8 months 2 weeks Tom Redfern Subscribe to group
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

8 months 2 weeks sminwood Subscribe to group
Farm to School PA   8 months 2 weeks Cassandra Morgan Subscribe to group
FFA Agrientrepreneurship   8 months 2 weeks Anne Scott Subscribe to group
Food Desert issues in Urban and Rural Communities

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

8 months 2 weeks Megan Shoenfelt Subscribe to group
Green and Growing Initiative

Potential Goals and Outcomes

8 months 2 weeks Steve Bosserman Subscribe to group
Greener Acres

To establish an openly collaborative forum wherein participants:

8 months 2 weeks Steve Bosserman Subscribe to group
Holmes Value-Added Agriculture   8 months 2 weeks Leah Miller Subscribe to group
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

8 months 2 weeks Ross MacDonald Subscribe to group
Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute

 

8 months 2 weeks Brian Gwin Subscribe to group
LFS Philadelphia Working Group

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

8 months 2 weeks sam@earle.com Subscribe to group
LFS Storytellers

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

8 months 2 weeks Ross MacDonald Subscribe to group
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

8 months 2 weeks webadmin Subscribe to group
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

8 months 2 weeks buckybox Subscribe to group
Logistics, particularly transportation for increasing volume of local foods

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

8 months 2 weeks Trevor Clatterbuck Subscribe to group
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.

8 months 2 weeks Sylvia Zimmerman Subscribe to group
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

8 months 2 weeks webadmin Subscribe to group
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

8 months 2 weeks webadmin Subscribe to group
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

8 months 2 weeks webadmin Subscribe to group
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

8 months 2 weeks webadmin Subscribe to group
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

8 months 2 weeks webadmin Subscribe to group
MI Culinary Tourism 2010 Conference Planning   8 months 2 weeks SusanSmalley Subscribe to group
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

8 months 2 weeks Brian Gwin Subscribe to group
NEO Food Congress 2008
 

NEO Food Congress 2008

 
8 months 2 weeks Matt Russell Subscribe to group
NEO Packaged Foods and Snacks Networking

     

8 months 2 weeks Brian Gwin Subscribe to group
Networking and Collaborating Tools Development

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

8 months 2 weeks webadmin Subscribe to group
Non-GMO Feed to Farmer

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

 

8 months 2 weeks Casey Hoy Subscribe to group
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

8 months 2 weeks Brian Gwin Subscribe to group
OSASN, Ohio Sustainable Agriculture Students Network

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

7 months 2 weeks Casey Hoy Subscribe to group
OSU Faculty & Staff

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

 

8 months 2 weeks Casey Hoy Subscribe to group
Permaculture-based, and small farm production biofuels

 

8 months 2 weeks webadmin Subscribe to group
Pittsburgh Community Garden Coordinators   8 months 2 weeks jnewman11 Subscribe to group
Real Food, Real Local, Real Good Institute

 

8 months 2 weeks 30milemeal Subscribe to group
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

8 months 2 weeks Casey Hoy Subscribe to group
Scalable Perennial Polyculture

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

8 months 2 weeks patrick.oconell Subscribe to group
Scaling up Local Foods   8 months 2 weeks SusanSmalley Subscribe to group
Seeds Of Significance

Seeds Of Significance aims to strengthen netwo

8 months 2 weeks citysos Subscribe to group
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,

8 months 2 weeks janlitt Subscribe to group
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

8 months 2 weeks Jeannine Snyder Subscribe to group
Small Scale Farming Permaculture

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

8 months 2 weeks webadmin Subscribe to group
Stinner Summit IV Project

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

8 months 2 weeks Casey Hoy Subscribe to group
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

8 months 2 weeks Casey Hoy Subscribe to group
Summit Food Policy Coalition   8 months 2 weeks ellsworth.2@osu.edu Subscribe to group
Summit Urban Farming Initiative   8 months 2 weeks ellsworth.2@osu.edu Subscribe to group
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

8 months 2 weeks Steve Bosserman Subscribe to group
The Akron Cooperative

 

8 months 2 weeks The Akron Coope... Subscribe to group
The Erie Wire's Harvest Vision

 

8 months 2 weeks The Erie Wire Subscribe to group
The Urbiculture Foundation   8 months 2 weeks rdsinvco1 Subscribe to group
Top 10 Produce LLC National Ning Network

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

8 months 2 weeks Top10ProduceLLC Subscribe to group
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! 

8 months 2 weeks jennsjoy Subscribe to group
Urban and Suburban Agriculture

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

8 months 2 weeks webadmin Subscribe to group
Urban Landscape and Ecology Program (ULEP) Collaboration Forum

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

8 months 2 weeks parwindergrewal Subscribe to group
Value added dairy processing

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

8 months 2 weeks Brian Schlatter Subscribe to group
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

8 months 2 weeks Amalie Lipstreu Subscribe to group
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

8 months 2 weeks smith_leah Subscribe to group
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

8 months 2 weeks smith_leah Subscribe to group
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

8 months 2 weeks Ross MacDonald Subscribe to group