This document is a framework for ongoing food system
collaboration for the CONNECT Our Future communities. It is
intended to set the stage for increased interaction between food
councils and municipal and county planning efforts, to provide
information on routes for regional and statewide food system
collaboration, and to provide resources and information on food
system planning tools.

“CONNECT Our Future” is a process in which communities, counties, businesses, educators, nonprofits and other organizations work together to grow jobs and the economy, improve quality of life and control the cost of government. This project will create a regional growth framework developed through extensive community engagement and built on what communities identify as existing conditions, future plans and needs, and potential strategies.