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Local Foods College

Local Foods College

Local Foods College is a series of eight sessions, meeting at 6 PM on Tuesdays from January 12 to March 1, 2016.  This is the fifth year for this series, and the 2016 series will provide many options for participants to interact with one another. The webinar format is handy for many participants to access from home or office locations.  There are also public sites that offer opportunity to network with your neighbors.

Click here to enter Moodle Classroom 

Schedule of Sessions 

For live webinars, navigate to and enter meeting number 745 148 865

January 12, 2016 ~ Soil Health  

January 19, 2016 ~ Increasing Vegetable Production with Economical Season Extension

January 26, 2016 ~ Food Business Regulations

February 2, 2016 ~ Healthy Food Access

February 9, 2016 ~ Marketing Local Foods

February 16, 2016 ~ Animals on Your Homestead

February 23, 2016 ~ Scaling up for Markets - Benchmarking, Engaging Economic Development

March 1, 2016 ~ Farming in a Controlled Environment

Local Foods College is free, but registration is required to provide you access to the Moodle classroom. Please register online here, or use this printable brochure.

Register Here

Printable Brochure

Sponsors and Partners

· University of Minnesota Extension


· Statewide Health Improvement Program

Public Viewing Sites

U of M Extension Hubbard County ~ 201 Fair Ave, Park Rapids MN     Contact: Sally Shear

MNSCU Central Lakes College Ag & Energy Center ~ 1830 Airport Rd, Staples MN     Contact: Deborah LaCombe

Local Foods College hosted viewing sites offer participants the opportunity to view the live webinar in a community setting with neighbors or colleagues.  If you're interested in hosting a viewing site open to the public, please contact Molly Zins ( or 218-828-2332).  As viewing sites are confirmed, the addresses and contact information will be posted here.  

Recorded sessions from 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 are posted here: