GAINESVILLE, Fla. — From evaluating how disasters impact the agri-food supply chain to understanding ways to facilitate positive change, the Reimagining Resilient Agri-food Supply Chains course explores issues surrounding the safety, security, and efficiency of our food production and distribution system. With a better understanding of capacities and structural vulnerabilities of regional food systems, we can be better prepared to support our populations and their needs.
Join us for this learning opportunity to discover what causes agri-food supply chain delays and potential solutions for managing disruptions in the future. This course is offered completely virtually so participants can learn at their own pace. It’s easy to build into your own schedule, with about 4-6 hours of total course content to work through. Our team is excited to share valuable, research-based information in an accessible and engaging online format.
“Participants will learn how to use data from our consumer survey on food purchasing behaviors to make better decisions on their preferred outlets and logistics for selling their products and making supply chain response decisions,” said Lauri Baker, Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement (CREE) co-creator and UF/IFAS associate professor in agricultural education and communication.
This is the second time the course will be offered this year.
“Because the course was so popular and filled the last time, we are offering it again with those from the waiting list getting the first chance to join. This new offering will give the opportunity for more people to take the course,” Baker said.
The Reimagining Resilient Agri-food Supply Chains course topics include:
- Understand the Problem: Learn about the complexities of the agri-food supply chain
and how delays can occur.
- Learn about Solutions: Discover best practices for addressing supply chain disruptions.
- Facilitate Change: Become equipped to take action in the event of a future disaster to
meet community needs.
By completing this course, you will:
- Understand the impact of disasters on agri-food supply chain operations.
Identify the capacities and structural vulnerabilities of regional food systems.
- Be able to support populations affected by supply chain delays.
- Gain access to resources and strategies for addressing current and future disruptions.
For a short time only, we will be offering the Reimagining Resilient Agri-food Supply Chains course for FREE! Spaces are limited so we encourage you to register now and take advantage of this valuable learning opportunity while it’s free. Registration is open until July 8.
—Michaela Kandzer, UF/IFAS