Pivoting from Planning to Implementation
Following the release of the Food and Agriculture Roadmap for Illinois (FARM Illinois) in 2015, a statewide coalition was established to implement this comprehensive strategic plan. Since late 2016, Foresight has supported FARM Illinois leadership in efforts to surface opportunities and align partnerships in pursuit of realizing its vision to establish Illinois as a leading innovation hub for the food and agricultural sector. This has involved defining and launching multiple initiatives that engage stakeholders from across the supply chain in identifying opportunity and fomenting collective action around pressing topics. Guiding this pivot from strategy to implementation has laid the groundwork for FARM Illinois’ long-term effectiveness and sustainability.