October 25, 2021 — We’re proud to share the Wallace Center’s 2021-2023 Strategic Plan with you. Within these pages, you’ll find our renewed purpose and our vision for becoming a more effective vehicle for transformational change. As we near the 40th anniversary of the Wallace Center, this roadmap sets a clear direction for the next chapter of the organization’s work and will guide how we work with you in pursuit of more equitable and resilient farming and food systems.
This plan, like all of our work, was the product of deep collaboration between all the members of the Wallace Center team. Together (over perhaps too many Zoom sessions!), we reflected on how Wallace Center should evolve and shift while honoring the organization’s legacy. We did our best to ground the strategy with the changing needs of the farmers, food businesses, and food systems leaders that the Wallace Center serves. We hope you see yourselves in this vision and invite you to hold us accountable to what we are setting out to do over the next two years.
The past couple of years have reminded us just how critical and full of potential our collective work is – both in the challenges and the opportunities that we have individually and collectively faced. We’ve seen how regeneratively managed farms bounce back from extreme weather, how decentralized food systems nourish communities when supply chains break down, and how the next generation of farming and food systems leaders are moving the world toward a more equitable, just, and joyful future.
We are inspired by the work of our partners and allies, and we pledge to live into our values and our commitments to racial equity through our relationships with you.
Thank you for being our partner on this journey. We’d love to talk with you about our strategy and how we might work together in the years ahead. Please reach out if you’d like to discuss this plan or any part of our work.