Connecting regenerative farms, food businesses, and consumers requires unique skills and relationships to ensure equitable and impactful outcomes – particularly for products like meat. The Wallace Center currently works with place-based practitioners that focus on value chain coordination of grass-fed products, but there is a need for great regional engagement and training in the Midwest.
The Wallace Center team is developing, piloting, and evaluating a curriculum-based value chain coordination training series for Upper Midwest practitioners interested in regeneratively produced meat. The training is based on a value chain coordination curriculum developed through the Food Systems Leadership Network and will include content specific to meat value chains in the Upper Midwest. The series was hosted in early 2023 on the Wallace Center’s Regenerative Ag Idea Network (REGAIN) – an online peer-learning platform – to provide participants with access to information, expert instruction, and peer-to-peer discussions.
Years Active: 2022 – 2023