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WSU Food Systems HUB

WSU Food Systems HUB Call

In 2020 the WSU Food Systems Program created a networking and resource sharing space which we now call the HUB. We re-launched this event as a four part series in the winter/spring of 2023 to meet current needs.
Click the links below to view past recordings and shared resources, all sessions are available for free on our WSU Food Systems YouTube Channel as well.


Watch all HUB Calls on our YouTube Channel

Register here and join us on April 17th at 1pm!

Reducing food waste is an important component of a sustainable food system. WSU Assistant Professor Diane Smith has been working to increase food access in the face of climate change, and has developed programming in food waste reduction. She recently led her second Food Waste Prevention Week campaign. Join us on April 17th as she shares an overview of efforts, reflections on challenges and successes, and how your organization can join the effort to reduce food waste.

WSU Food Systems Winter/Spring HUB Call Series 2023:

Wednesday February 15th at 1 pm Pacific

Debra Hansen and Clea Rome:Ripple Effects Mapping (Watch the Recording and Find Shared Resources Here)

Wednesday March 15th at 1 pm Pacific 

Jen Moss and Kylie Pybus:Food Systems Work in Federally Funded Nutrition Programs
(Watch the Recording and Find Shared Resources Here)

Wednesday April 19th at 1 pm Pacific 

Marcia Ostrom and Liz Carlisle: Participatory Action Research with Extension

(Watch the Recording and Find Shared Resources Here)

Wednesday May 17th at 1 pm Pacific:

Linda McLean, Colville Reservation WSU Extension: Developing Relationships and Collaborative Efforts with Tribal Audiences
(Watch the Recording and Find Shared Resources Here)

Debra Hansen

Clea Rome


Jenn Moss

Kylie Pybus

Liz Carlisle

Marcia Ostrom

Linda McLean


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More about the HUB

The HUB was created as a dynamic tool:

In response to COVID-19 the WSU Food Systems Program created the HUB. We are re-vitalizing this important professional development and networking seminar in 2023 to meet current needs.

You can view all the previous HUB episodes on our YouTube Channel.


The HUB convenes leaders from across the Washington State food system and draws from our 7 Focus Areas:

Sustainable Production Practices, Equitable Access, Energy and Waste Reduction, Processing and Distribution, Economic Benefits, Policy and Regulation, Farmland and Resource Conservation, in addition to the WA Food and Farm Finder.


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:

  • Community-Based Orgs
  • State Agency Staff and Specialists
  • WSU Food Systems Team Members
  • Farm and Food Businesses
  • WSU Extension, Research, & Academic Faculty and Staff

View all past HUB Calls on the WSU Food Systems YouTube Channel: