- Research Impacts
- Educational Impacts
- For Students
A useful 101 to get any food system stakeholder started! Sessions in this track provide foundational concepts and framework for understanding what policy is, how it affects our ag and food systems, and where we can have the greatest collective impact. Opportunities for further learning and investigation will be shared at the end of each session. Come with the questions you have always wanted to ask but never felt comfortable asking (because you thought you should already know the answer).
Take a deep dive into the foundation to our food and agricultural system. Hear from the people that live, breath, and eat the topic. Panelists will speak to the biggest challenges and opportunities facing communities in Colorado including policy implications for each of the topic areas. Hear about on the ground examples of how communities are seeking to increase equitable access to these resources in rural and urban places.
What does the future of agriculture and food systems look like? This track will feature those seeking to answer that question including educators, innovators, practioners, and those seeking to build a future for themselves and their families in food and agriculture sectors. Topics include new and beginning farmer programs, innovations in ag and food education, and supporting a new generation of food and ag entrepreneurs and advocates.
Connecting supply and demand for Colorado food products is at the crux of initiatives across the state. Join for engaging and interactive sessions to identify practical action steps stakeholders can take across the state to assure the food grown is consumed in our state. Sessions will explore different supply chains including food access programs and institutional procurement.
The nature of work on hunger, food security, nutrition security and food appartheid continues to grow and evolve alongside our shared understandings of the root causes to addressing underlying inequality and injustice in our food system. These sessions center the experience and expertiese of directly impacted stakeholders and elevate innovative and community-driven sollutions to reducing stigma and fostering equityable, healthful, and delicious access to nutritious foods for all Coloradans.
Registration & Breakfast 7:30-8:30
Welcome and opening session 8:30- 9:30
Federal Policy and Programs Demystified
Can Land and Water Policy Move at the Speed of Climate Change?
Next Generation Food Systems: Following the leadership of Colorado youth
Colorado Feeding Colorado: Farm to Institution Innovations
The Root of the Problem: Nutrition Insecurity in Real Life
Start where we are: Working with state-level policies, programs, and initiatives
Brand New Bag: Creative financing for food systems
New Entry Farmer and Rancher Panel
Work Smarter Not Harder: New and Appropriate Technologies
Everyone Eats: Strategies for mitigating stigma
World Café: Open forum to identify, discuss and advance key issues and opportunities
Localized solutions to Global Issue: A case study of the San Luis Valley
Voices from the future: Creating a youth-lead vision for Colorado Food Systems
Value Chain Coordination: Growing markets from the ground up
Apple in the Artists Eye: Creative appraoches to understanding our food system
Happy Hour presented by Colorado Proud 4:30- 7
Meet the wide range of speakers for the 2022 Colorado Food Summit.
Given the focus on leveraging food policy, we our planning committee is made up of representatives from each of the state’s food policy councils/coalitions, which are in turn representative of the diversity of Colorado’s food systems.
We invite anyone connected to Colorado’s food system to be a part of this important discussion. Please add your email here to stay up to date with the latest information about the regional and statewide gatherings.