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April 2022 Urban Extension News Bulletin

Posted by msanderson | May 16, 2022

Features:  NUEC’22 Community Site Visits Announced, Request for feedback – Urban Farmer Education, Food Systems Certification via IA State

Dear Colleagues,

Did you make the trip to Skagit County for the annual Tulip Festival? If so, I hope that the festival’s bright example of agritourism brightened your day. Speaking of agritourism,, take a look at this 2018 WSU Extension report which characterizes agritourism activities across 26 Washington State counties.

There is no shortage of food system related chatter in the Extension community – and we’ve included a few more resources below on structural racism in the food system, as well as a reminder about the food systems virtual certificate programs through Iowa State University Extension.

Be well, and keep in touch with us about events, jobs, and news we can share with our local WSU Urban Extension community on your behalf.  Tweet us @wsumetrocenter and @westernmetro.


Brad Gaolach Ph. D. | He/Him
Washington State University Extension
Director | Metropolitan Center for Applied Research & Extension
Director | Western Center for Metropolitan Extension & Research
Professor | Community & Economic Development
Phone: (425) 405-1734 | WSU Direct: 21734 | Twitter: @WSUMetroCenter LinkedIn



NUEC ’22 Reminders

Community Site Visit excursions are open for registration (included in the price of conference registration), agenda is posted, and volunteer signups can be found on the conference website.  Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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multi colored circle icon for National Urban Extension Conference ebing held 5-23-26 2022 in Camden New Jersey


Promo poster for a virtual certification course on Community Food Systems at IA State University

Register for the Community Food Systems Certification

Course begins May 5th. Limited number of scholarships available. Apply here by April 21,
The Community Food Systems Certification is a process-based certification that increases capacity for food systems practitioners to work within community and develop food systems

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Job Opportunity: Asst. Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access

The Assistant Director for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access (DEIA) serves as a regular, full time, 12-month academic professional with primary responsibility for achieving institutional excellence through managing change, advising, developing and implementing DEIA strategy, and building and supporting initiatives that promote Civil Rights compliance and DEIA. This Assistant Director serves as a catalyst to leverage best practices and resources across University of Illinois Extension to support the promotion of a culture of inclusion.

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Announcing the ninth edition of annotated bibliography on structural racism in the U.S. food system

The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems is pleased to share the ninth edition of An Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System. Updates include 100 new publication citations and 25 new video resources.

The annotated bibliography offers a foundation for learning and communicating about structural racism in the U.S. food system. The first edition was published in 2015.

This edition includes 450 publications and 60 videos—for a total of 510 references—that explore structural racism across the national food system and in specific food sectors and geographies.

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