Action Teams collaborate to implement projects that support the Viability Initiative. Below you will find the project each team is currently working on.

Education

Create a coordinated, grassroots, statewide educational campaign focused on raising awareness about local food and agriculture, increasing local food purchasing, and developing an agricultural identity for NH.  

Contact: Erin Hale, NH Food Alliance (Erin.Hale@unh.edu)

 

Market Development

Work with UNH researchers and Seacoast food system partners to assess feasibility of developing a Seacoast Food Hub to diversify markets and increase accessibility of local food for low income populations. 

Contact: Jennifer Wilhelm, NH Food Alliance (jennifer.wilhelm@unh.edu

 

Food Access (Consumer)

Develop a toolkit for Fruit and Vegetable Prescription (FVRx) program development in NH; continue to collaborate to review  and expand nutrition education and incentive programs across the state. 

Contact and co-chair: Heidi Barker, UNH Cooperative Extension

 

Food Access (Institution) 

Work with Sodexo to move local purchasing forward at one or more NH institutions of higher education. 

Contact and chair: Stacey Purslow, NH Farm to School

 

Land Resources

Leverage federal and municipal funds and new sources of private and public monies to raise awareness and capacity in securing agricultural easements, and educate farmers and land owners about the benefits of protecting their lands with conservation easements.

Co-Chairs: Cara Cargill, Land For Good and NH Agricultural Mediation Program,  Amanda Littleton, Cheshire County Conservation District

 

Fisheries

Work with fisheries stakeholders across the region to establish a Young Fisher's Foundation for NH, Southern ME, and Northern MA. Provide training and assistance to ensure the success of the next generation of fishers. 

Contact: Andrea Tomlinson, NH Community Seafood

 

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Action Teams