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Grinnell Area Local Food System Initiative, Jonathan G. Andelson Jan 2006

Grinnell Area Local Food System Initiative, Jonathan G. Andelson

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

This project provides a model for formation of a consortium of organizations to encourage and oversee the development of a local food system based upon sustainable farming practices.


Survey Of Iowa Organic Farmers On The Impact Of The National Organic Program, Kathleen Delate Jan 2006

Survey Of Iowa Organic Farmers On The Impact Of The National Organic Program, Kathleen Delate

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

More than 400 Iowa organic farmers were asked how the implementation of the USDA-National Organic Program (NOP) rules in 2002 has affected their farming operations.


Economic Analysis Of Current And Potential Muscatine Melon Market, Craig Chase, Susan Futrell Jan 2006

Economic Analysis Of Current And Potential Muscatine Melon Market, Craig Chase, Susan Futrell

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

The Muscatine melon traditionally has been one of Iowa's best known produce items. As the number of acres and producers decline, melon producers are looking for ways to make their product a more attractive economic production option, and place-based marketing may be helpful. Melon producers, however, need to ask themselves if they are willing to cooperatively develop and market a place-based product in order to achieve higher prices and profitability.


Web-Based Interactive Decision Model For Determining Economic Feasibility Of Growing Grapes And Establishing A Small Winery For Wine And Grape Juice, Mary Holz-Clause, Craig Tordsen Jan 2006

Web-Based Interactive Decision Model For Determining Economic Feasibility Of Growing Grapes And Establishing A Small Winery For Wine And Grape Juice, Mary Holz-Clause, Craig Tordsen

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

Farmers and entrepreneurs interested in growing grapes and producing wine receive a realistic picture of the process and what it takes to be successful by using these web-based decision-making tools.


Forming Agricultural Bargaining Units For A Sustainable And Equitable Agriculture, Roger Ginder, Amy Guptil, Richard A. Levins, Laurance R. Waldoch, Richard Welsh Jan 2006

Forming Agricultural Bargaining Units For A Sustainable And Equitable Agriculture, Roger Ginder, Amy Guptil, Richard A. Levins, Laurance R. Waldoch, Richard Welsh

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

This study examines the structure, function, and perceived success of an organic growers' cooperative organization called OFARM.


The Role Of Herbaceous Woodland Perennial Diversity For Improving Nutrient Uptake Capacity Of Riparian Areas, Cathy Mabry Mcmullen, Jan Thompson Jan 2006

The Role Of Herbaceous Woodland Perennial Diversity For Improving Nutrient Uptake Capacity Of Riparian Areas, Cathy Mabry Mcmullen, Jan Thompson

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

This project investigated the roles of forest understory perennial plant communities in storing nutrients and preventing pollution of surface waters.