The HUB was created as a dynamic tool consisting of 3 things…
We use the idea of a hub to organize our food systems focus areas in a relevant and interconnected way. They are Sustainable Production Practices, Equitable Access, Energy and Waste Reduction, Processing and Distribution, Economic Benefits, Policy and Regulation, Farmland and Resource Conservation, and also include the WA Food and Farm Finder!
Using these same hub focus areas, we organize and promote an online compilation of resources and events.
And thirdly, the hub is also being used in the networking sense. It has become a weekly convening of leaders from across the Washington State food system, from farmers and educators to advocates and resource providers. In this unprecedented time of need for a resilient and equitable food system, we are coming together to leverage all of the unique skill sets of our presenters and participants. The HUB is LIVE every Friday at 10am and you can view all the previous HUB episodes on our YouTube Channel too!
Who is the WSU Food Systems HUB for?
Leaders from across the Washington State food system, from farmers and educators to advocates and resource providers:
State Agency Staff and Specialists
WSU Food Systems Team Members
Farm and Food Businesses
WSU Extension, Research, & Academic Faculty and Staff
On Friday, April 3rd 2020 – in response the the COVID-19 Pandemic we launched the weekly networking and resource sharing space – it now lives on as the HUB.