Are you looking to be a change agent in Louisiana's local food system? The Louisiana Food Fellows program will give you the resources, skills, and inspiration you need to be the next leader in your community's local food movement. National experts from across the country will lead workshops on a variety of topics, including an overview of the food system, grassroots organizing, food policy, and determining what your role is in reshaping your community’s food system.
Farmers are the crucial foundation to establishing a just, equitable, and sustainable food system, however, food systems need more than farmers to be sustainable. We also need well-informed and well-trained leaders that can connect people and resources for better community outcomes. The Louisiana Food Fellows program is a community leadership training program that empowers individuals to connect, lead, and incubate food systems with their community. This three-month program provides training in multiple key areas of basic leadership and food systems, including community organizing, food policy, food system economics, food system equity and justice, plus more.
Applications will be accepted online through September 30th. You will be notified of your status: accepted, waitlisted, or declined within a week of the application deadline. You will be asked to affirm your acceptance within 1-2 days of the notification if you are offered a spot in the program.
Applications will be accepted online through September 30th.
You will be notified of your status: accepted, waitlisted, or declined within a week of the application deadline.
You will be asked to affirm your acceptance within 1-2 days of the notification if you are offered a spot in the program.
Not replying will be taken as declining and your spot will be offered to the next candidate.
The first workshop is on October 14th. (See Program Dates)
The Louisiana Food Fellows program consists of the following workshops and graduation ceremony:
Participants must meet the following criteria to be eligible:
There is no cost to participate in LFF, however, admission is competitive and participants are required to attend each workshop and to complete all assigned work in order to graduate and receive the certificate of program completion.
If there are potential barriers to your participation that we may be able to address with you (lack of internet, lack of computer, verbal/written communication needs, other) there is room on the application to explain the situation. We encourage everyone with an interest to apply and we will make the program accessible to all participants to the extent it is feasible.