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Regional Partnership for Sustainable Development

Headwaters Food Sovereignty Council

The Headwaters Food Sovereignty Council will provide a foundation for food sovereignty and security by developing leadership in the 10 county/three Reservation food shed, to build partnerships and connections between local growers, businesses, and consumers with an emphasis on sustainable food production, improving local economies, increasing access to under-served and at-risk communities, and creating a healthy and just food system for everyone within the Headwaters Food Shed Region.

The ten counties are: Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Mahnomen, Pennington, Polk, and Red Lake. The three reservations are: Leech Lake, Red Lake, and White Earth.

Contacts: Lisa Weiskopf (Secretary ), Linda Kingery (Chairperson)
E-mail Address:

Bemidji, MN 56601
Beltrami County

News & Updates:

HFSC Strategic Plan Draft[1] (55.5KB doc)
Policy workgroup_12_10_08 (31KB doc)
HFSC Governance discussion 2008 (28KB doc)
NW MN Income Demographics (4.5MB pdf)
January 2011 Meeting Minutes (30.5KB odt)
February 2011 Meeting Minutes (8.3KB odt)
March 2011 Meeting Minutes (25.1KB odt)
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