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The Role Of Collaborative Community Supported Agriculture: Lessons From Iowa, Corene M. Bregendahl, Cornelia Flora Sep 2006

The Role Of Collaborative Community Supported Agriculture: Lessons From Iowa, Corene M. Bregendahl, Cornelia Flora

Leopold Center Pubs and Papers

Collaborative Community Supported Agriculture serves as a business incubator for new growers, helps existing growers expand and diversify, and offers a host of other benefits to Iowa communities.


Developing A Vibrant And Sustainable Regional Food System: Suggestions For Community-Based Groups, Richard S. Pirog, Gretchen A. Zdorkowski, Kamyar Enshayan, Christine Pardee, Ken Meter, Kory Beidler, Craig Chase, Susan Futrell, Andrew Hug Aug 2006

Developing A Vibrant And Sustainable Regional Food System: Suggestions For Community-Based Groups, Richard S. Pirog, Gretchen A. Zdorkowski, Kamyar Enshayan, Christine Pardee, Ken Meter, Kory Beidler, Craig Chase, Susan Futrell, Andrew Hug

Leopold Center Pubs and Papers

This report was the original concept plan for the Regional Food Systems Working Group. It outlines a vision for creating a vibrant, sustainable food system across Iowa.


Berkshire Swine Production And Marketing, Larry K. Mcmullen Aug 2006

Berkshire Swine Production And Marketing, Larry K. Mcmullen

Leopold Center Pubs and Papers

This report includes the history of the Berkshire breed, its characteristics, and information for production and marketing. It was developed for the Pork Niche Market Working Group. See also the Berkshire Production Decision Aids.


The Impact And Benefits Of Usda Research And Grant Programs To Enhance Mid-Size Farm Profitability And Rural Community Success, Kim Leval, Jon Bailey, Marie Powell, Amanda Tuttle Aug 2006

The Impact And Benefits Of Usda Research And Grant Programs To Enhance Mid-Size Farm Profitability And Rural Community Success, Kim Leval, Jon Bailey, Marie Powell, Amanda Tuttle

Leopold Center Pubs and Papers

An analysis of four mainstay USDA research and rural development grant programs found that only five percent of the nearly $500 million provided direct benefits to, or were relevant for, small and mid-sized farms and ranches or beginning farmers and ranchers in the United States. The project was funded in part by a grant from the Leopold Center's Policy Initiative (P2003-13).


The Economic Impacts Of Increased Fruit And Vegetable Production And Consumption In Iowa: Phase Ii, Dave Swenson May 2006

The Economic Impacts Of Increased Fruit And Vegetable Production And Consumption In Iowa: Phase Ii, Dave Swenson

Leopold Center Pubs and Papers

This study found that 4,000 job and $302 million in sales would be added to the Iowa economy if Iowans ate five servings of fruit and vegetables every day and just 25 percent of those servings were Iowa-grown.


Making The Farm / School Connection: Opportunities And Barriers To Greater Use Of Locally-Grown Produce In Public Schools, Joanne Berkenkamp Jan 2006

Making The Farm / School Connection: Opportunities And Barriers To Greater Use Of Locally-Grown Produce In Public Schools, Joanne Berkenkamp

Leopold Center Pubs and Papers

This report, prepared for the University of Minnesota Department of Applied Economics, discusses local foods in public schools.