• Our Vision

    We envision that every New England school, college and hospital will preferentially purchase healthy, regionally-grown food.

  • Who We Are

    We're a six-state network of non-profit, public and private entities working to mobilize the power of New England institutions to transform our food system.


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Tania Taranovski, Director of Programs

Britt Florio, FINE Program Manager


Upcoming Events

 

An Introduction to the 2022 Census of Agriculture

| Noon ET | Virtual

In February 2024, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced the results of the 2022 Census of Agriculture, spanning more than 6 million data points about America’s farms and ranches and the people who operate them down to the county level. Agricultural Census data provide information about  demographics, economics, land use and activities on U.S. farms and ranches and are used in analyses by Federal agencies and researchers across the United States.  This webinar from C-FARE will provide an overview of the 2022 Census of Agriculture and present two studies that have used the data in research of interest to the Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics community. Hear from Bryan Combs, Chief of Staff, Office of the Administrator - USDA – NASS; Ani Katchova, Professor and Farm Income Enhancement Chair – The Ohio State University; and Anil Giri, Research Agricultural Economist – USDA - ERS.

Complexities of Partnership: Important Partner Conversations for Your Food or Farming Business

| 2 pm CST | Virtual

Extension Specialist James Pyecroft and Extension Cooperative Development Specialist Kelly Maynard will share best practices in partnership conversations from Wisconsin cooperative businesses.

Halal on the tray: equitable access to Maine’s universal school meals

| 1 pm ET | Virtual

Join this webinar to learn how the Halal School Meals Network is working with community members, schools, and other partners to bring halal meals to students in Cumberland County, Maine. Speakers Rose Barboza, Firdaws Hakizimana, and Zoe Grodsky will share the process and lessons learned from the network’s efforts to ensure that Muslim students who observe halal have equitable access to Maine’s universal school meals through the implementation of a certified halal program. They will discuss community education and outreach, halal foodservice training and oversight, and how they are developing community trust and support. You will leave this webinar with a greater understanding of the role of culturally connected foods in institutions and ideas for community-centered farm to institution.