The Membership

The Food Systems Leadership Network is a national peer learning community of over 2,000 individual leaders and 400 organizations working to realize a just, equitable, and sustainable food system that generates good food, health, and opportunity for all. These individuals and organizations represent rural, urban, and tribal communities in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, working across the food value chain. A majority of FSLN members are on the ground food systems practitioners working at non-profit organizations, though business owners, consultants, government and extension agents, and funders are also part of this growing peer learning community.

See who else is in the network via the member directory here

The Support Team

The Food Systems Leadership Network is coordinated by the Wallace Center, a leading force for local and regional food systems development throughout the United States that has been promoting sustainable food and farming for more than 25 years. The Wallace Center’s mission is to develop partnerships, pilot new ideas, and advance solutions to strengthen communities through resilient farming and food systems.  We act as a convener, capacity builder, advocate, systems innovator, resource broker and network weaver to support the emerging chain of businesses and civic efforts making good food an everyday reality in every community.

The Food Systems Leadership Network is the Wallace Center’s newest innovation for supporting and building the capacity of the individuals and organizations that are transforming the food system within their communities across the country.

The  Wallace Center’s team responsible for facilitating the FSLN includes Susan Lightfoot Schempf, Program Officer, (susan.schempf@winrock.org) Andrew Carberry, Sr. Program Associate, (Andrew.carberry@winrock) and Annalina Kazickas, Sr. Program Associate (Annalina.kazickas@winrock.org)