Technical Assistance for FMLFPP grantees

      Posted On: January 24, 2019

The Agricultural Marketing Service Resource Portal and Support Network supports awardees of the Farmers Market and Local Foods Promotions Programs (FMPP and LFPP) in the implementation of current grant projects. In partnership with the Agricultural Marketing Service, this program is led by the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development at Penn State University.

The project is dedicated to supporting current LFPP and FMPP recipients from the 2016, 2017 and 2018 award years.  Through their  resource portal database, peer-to-peer networking site, live webinar series and one-on-one assistance from their mentor team, the team provides content and resources to help with project design, implementation and evaluation.

Here is the link to the webinars the team has done already, which are publicly available to anyone to access. If you are a grantee, check out the site and join the Food System Leadership Network (FSLN) group for current FMLFPP grantees through the AMSTA site. The  FSLN site has dozens of groups for food system leaders to join. has dozens of groups for food system leaders to join.

The Food Systems Leadership Network is a national community of practice that connects leaders and staff of community-based organizations and provides them with cost-effective opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and support, professional development, and resource sharing. With a focus on systems leadership development, sharing and adapting cutting-edge program strategies, and building operational and management capacity, the Food Systems Leadership Network aims to support, celebrate, connect and invest in the individuals and organizations tirelessly working to transform their communities through food. It is coordinated by the Wallace Center at Winrock International.