Who uses the Sourcebook?

The Sourcebook is a reference for students, Extension professionals, members of the North American Food Systems Network, NGOs, public agencies, planners, researchers, community activists, and others.

How are the Sourcebook and our listing promoted?

The directory is promoted in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD), by the North American Food Systems Network (NAFSN), on various food security and sustainable agriculture listservs, and at conferences. We regularly promote the Sourcebook on the following:

  1. Listservs like COMFOOD-L, NAFSN-L, SUSTAG, FOODPLANNING, URBANAG-L, and others.
  2. Websites for JAFSCD, NAFSN, and the Lyson Center, and their respective Facebook pages, along with the websites of dozens of partner organizations.
  3. Every JAFSCD Article Heads-up (regular email messages to readers) will have a promotion of and link to the Sourcebook.

How much does a listing cost?

It costs $0 to $375, depending on the package selected. See the Listing Packages. You get a 12-month listing for a fraction of the cost it would be to take out a newspaper or magazine ad. The premium listing package is free for shareholders of the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD) and for members of the North American Food Systems Network (NAFSN). When you become a shareholder of JAFSCD or a member of NAFSN you will get a code that allows you to get the free premium listing.

How do I pay for my listing?

The default payment method is PayPal. You can pay with a PayPal account, or with any credit card at the PayPal site. (To pay with a credit or debit card, when you are taken to the PayPal login page, choose "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" below the PayPal login area.) If you need to make different arrangements, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

What does a listing include?

Depending on the package, you can include short and long descriptions, pictures, videos, brochures, contact information, and links. All listings include your logo, website, and a short description.

Can we edit any time we want?

Absolutely — any time you want. You have front-end access to your listing via My Dashboard. You can edit as many times and as often as you want.

How long is the listing active?

1 year.

How do I claim an existing listing?

We regularly add free listings into the Sourcebook. You can claim your organization or program's listing and edit it as you see fit. You can upgrade it to a higher-visibility package, or it can remain a limited free listing. See details and instructions at Claim an Existing Listing.

How do I create a new listing?

If your organization or program does not have a free listing yet, see details and instructions at Create a New Listing.

What are the terms and conditions for listing my program?

See our Terms and Conditions; you will also be asked to review and agree to these before finalizing your listing.

About The Sustainable Food Systems Sourcebook

The Sustainable Food Systems Sourcebook is a free database of degree programs, consultants, scholarships, funding, conferences, and other education and training resources for professionals and students focused on food systems work. It is published by the Thomas A. Lyson Center for Civic Agriculture and Food Systems, which is a project of the Center for Transformative Action (a 501c3 nonprofit organization affiliated with Cornell University).

Contact Duncan Hilchey with any questions or comments.