This project facilitates the efforts of a regional collaborative of agricultural and food organizations to develop a system that will help ensure a greater level of local food production, safety and security while enhancing sustainable job creation and business development.
AUGUST 27, 2012
Developing a local capacity for processing local beef is the most direct avenue for building a sustainable agricultural sector for northern Arizona’s economy. Because beef production is a well-established business, the development of a processing capacity in northern Arizona is the surest way to create a value-added component to the existing agricultural economy.
JUNE 27, 2012
Regional success for the Verde Valley Agriculture Coalition
Team Leader of SEDI’s Regional Food Production and Security project, Jonathan Netsky discussed the obstacles and opportunities growers and food manufacturers have within our current food system. His experiences building his own business, Local Alternative Catering, based in Flagstaff, made him an ideal speaker at this 1st Verde Valley Food Forum held on June 19th in Cottonwood.
SEDI Regional Food Production & Security Team leader, Jonathan Netzky, speaks about the Local Beef Market in Flagstaff
APRIL 10, 2012
MARCH 5, 2012
Rose Houk – Arizona Daily Sun – March 1, 2012
How do you keep them down on the farm? It’s been a universal lament among farmers and ranchers everywhere for a long time, how to keep young people interested and working in agriculture when they’re lured away by bright city lights. And it was the topic of the day at the Diablo Trust’s annual meeting in Flagstaff late last month.