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NAFSN Voices from the Grassroots Webinar: Food Supply Chain Innovators, featuring Suzan Erem of Sustainable Iowa Land Trust (SILT) - Shared screen with speaker view
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34:45
Welcome all!
Lyson Center Zoom Account
35:31
Please share your questions in the chat. We will curate a Q&A toward the end with your help.
Mary Ellen Miller
38:10
Hello Jerry Henkin!
Amy Christian
38:18
Great video! It's friendly but detailed. :-)
John Fisk
38:40
Hello John Fisk here, love the upbeat and clear video
Amy Christian
43:25
Great JAFSCD article on matching farmers and farms: Farm Seeker Needs Versus Farm Owner Offers: A Comparison and Analysis in the U.S. Midwest and Plains (https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2020.092.006).
Amy Christian
46:37
There's a lot more research at the JAFSCD website (https://foodsystemsjournal.org)--search for "farmland" or "beginning farmer" or other terms!
Marita Bujold
48:31
Have you outlined a goal for the number of farms or amount of land you want to save?
Marita Bujold
50:09
We need a system to support local farms-not just land. That includes small scale meat processors.
Carmen Holmes
52:30
is Illinois included on the map too small to see
Marita Bujold
57:10
How did you calculate the amount of land needed to feed the populations?
Laura Lauffer
58:08
Marita that data is found in the David Swensen article and another research project looking at Midwestern states food production. We will share links to those studies.
Jerry Henkin
58:53
Can we get a recording of this program?
Laura Lauffer
58:59
yes
D'Ann Williams
01:00:19
Have you thought about how this could be applied to cities, such as Detroit or Baltimore where there is an abundance of unused space? Of course it would be needed to "reclaim" the land from urban commerce.
Amy Christian
01:00:34
Marita, there's a lot of research on ways to estimate land needed. Search https://foodsystemsjournal.org using terms like farmland, urban ag, etc. See https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2020.092.006
Mary Ellen Miller
01:04:09
Yes, annual cropping on only A & B slopes! What a concept that needs to be implemented by our local Soil & Water Conservation Districts.
Marita Bujold
01:04:59
Is there a similar organized effort in communities to have food commons or hubs to feature the local food which will be produced on these farms?
Mari Simbana
01:10:18
Sad. Appropriation and gentrification.
Susan Dalandan
01:10:19
In your ten year plan in Iowa, am I correct that the priority order for the cities that will be circled is dependent on the land and conservation easement availability?
D'Ann Williams
01:10:25
Thank you Suzan, great advice!
Marita Bujold
01:11:28
In 1890 Duluth Minnesota created a successful urban food system that included 5-10 acre farms and urban gardens to feed the population of 150,000 people. This was a practical necessity as they did not have a food system to support the population. It can be done with good leadership.
Tina Barney
01:11:44
When I was out at a WFAN conference several years ago, I heard about the frequency of chemical drift crises on organic farms that had nearby chemically based agriculture. Do any of your SILT farms have buffers from other farms, or are they at the mercy of adjacent row crop farmers?
Susan Dalandan
01:13:47
True!
Marita Bujold
01:13:55
The Universities and their alum should partner with your land program to produce food for their communities.
Tina Barney
01:13:55
I love the idea of an Agrihood! Have you gotten traction on this in any of the cities you’re targeting?
Laura Lauffer
01:17:00
https://www.linncounty.org/930/Dows-Farm-Agri-Community#:~:text=The%20Dows%20Farm%20is%20179,and%20respects%20its%20agricultural%20heritage.
Marita Bujold
01:17:44
Are you familiar with the Agrarian Commons? Minnesota has one location currently enrolled in this approach to shared land for growing ‘table food’,
D'Ann Williams
01:20:37
All these things sound fantastic! Thank you for your vision, advice and expertise!
Amy Christian, JAFSCD Managing Editor
01:21:13
I think it's important to your success that you are clear about what will work and what's in your wheelhouse or not.
Amy Christian, JAFSCD Managing Editor
01:24:37
Greg Brown!!
Marita Bujold
01:25:07
Thanks for offering this presentation about SILT. You may be interested in in learning about the economic resiliency program (food web economy) created by the Headwaters Community Food & Water Bill promoted by MN350 as a strategic climate solution. info@justfoodandwater.org
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01:25:14
Presentation Resources:Measuring the Economic Impacts of Increased Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Production in Iowa Considering Metropolitan Demand (Swenson 2011): https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1092&context=leopold_pubspapersMapping U.S. Food System Localization Potential: The Impact of Diet on Foodsheds (Kurtz et. al. 2020): https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.est.9b07582Making Local Food Work (Janssen): https://www.uipress.uiowa.edu/books/9781609384920/making-local-food-workSmall Farms are Real Farms (Ikerd): https://books.google.com/books/about/Small_Farms_are_Real_Farms.html?id=jRRZAAAAYAAJ&source=kp_book_descriptionIDPH report (Tagtow): https://www.iatp.org/sites/default/files/143_2_102826.pdfSLOW Money: https://slowmoney.org/aboutAn Iowa Landowners Guide to Sustainable Food Crops (SILT): https://silt.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/An-Iowa-Landowners-Guide-To-Sustainable-Food-Crops.pdf
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01:25:26
Presentation Resources (continued):Cost of Community Services Studies (Farmland Information Center):https://s30428.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2019/09/Cost_of_Community_Services_Studies_AFT_FIC_201609.pdfBuilding Community Food Webs (Meter): https://islandpress.org/books/building-community-food-websImagine a new Iowa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdx4H12yi80
Debra Tropp
01:26:49
Thank you for your support of local food research, Suzan!
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01:27:11
Want to contact Suzan Erem?suzan@silt.org319.480.4241https://silt.org/
D'Ann Williams
01:27:18
Are you collecting data to continue this evidence?
Marita Bujold
01:27:21
We have a publicly funded industrial food economy that provides automatic subsidies for corn.
Mari Simbana
01:27:25
Thank you. Great presentation.
D'Ann Williams
01:28:10
Absolutely!
Carmen Holmes
01:28:23
great information would like to see what develops over the years
Marita Bujold
01:28:40
There are young people who could intern for you to conduct research.
Amy Christian, JAFSCD Managing Editor
01:29:05
Really great presentation! Thanks so much!
Marita Bujold
01:29:23
Thank you!
Susan Dalandan
01:29:28
Thank you, Suzan! Keep up the good work and keep the faith!
Debra Tropp
01:29:33
Thank you so much for doing this, Suzan!
Lyson Center Zoom Account
01:29:38
Thank you so much for coming! We look forward to seeing you in the future.
claudine jenda
01:29:44
Thank you. Inspiring