Research, Education and Planning & Policy

These three major activities will work hand-in-hand to address the concerns of struggling farmers and vulnerable consumers by building capacity of local governments and their partners to create, implement and sustain food system policies and plans that both promote food security and foster a healthy agricultural sector.


Growing Food Connections highlighted in The Telegraph
Growing Food Connections Launches Website to Train Communities across the U.S. in Food Systems Planning
USDA Invests in Research to End Hunger and Address Food Security Challenges
Dedication to Professor Kaufman


Dedication to Professor Kaufman

The Growing Food Connections project is dedicated to the intellectual legacy of Professor Jerome L. Kaufman, FAICP, who laid the foundation of food systems planning research, pedagogy and practice within the discipline of urban and regional planning.