The 2023 Farm Bill is on its way! This critical legislation has a huge impact on food and farming systems, including allocating funding for many federal food systems grants, like the Local Agriculture Market Program (LFPP, FMPP, RFSP, VAPG), Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, Community Food Projects, and more. Getting involved in shaping the 2023 Farm Bill can ensure that your community’s interests are reflected in USDA programs, but the ins and outs of what that actually looks like can be confusing.
The Farm Bill 101 training will demystify what the Farm Bill is, how it shapes our farm and food system, and offer strategies for how YOU can get involved in influencing and improving it. We'll highlight what’s happening in DC, opportunities to drive change, and how to make your voice heard in the process. Following the presentation, we’ll have space for Q&A and for you to share your experiences with influencing and accessing federal programs.