Online Resource Database
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The Rural Center
Barry Ryan discusses what The Rural Center is doing to support rural economic development in North Carolina.
FINE Farm to College Report in New EnglandMembers only Login
This is a Farm to Institution New England report that highlights the data collected from college dining operators in the region. This is the second report in their new series designed to help food system stakeholders understand the impact of...
USDA Food System Audio InterviewsMembers only Login
Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan looks back at the start of the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food initiative and discusses building local food systems into the USDA culture. David Deloach, owner of Freshfields, talks about operating locally grown...
MA Local Food Action PlanMembers only Login
We all eat, and therefore we are all important participants in the food system. The choices we make about the food we buy and where we buy it drive production, influence markets, support economies close to Introduction 18 || Massachusetts Local Food...
Healthy Food Financing Initiative 2016Members only Login
HFFI provides one-time grants and loans to projects like grocery stores, farmers markets, food hubs, co-ops and other food access businesses in urban or rural areas of need, many of whom face barriers in accessing traditional loans and resources....
Financing Local & Regional Food EnterprisesMembers only Login
James Barham, Rural Business-Cooperative Service - USDA Rural Development, covers the role of USDA and Rural Development, stages of business development and capital stacking, financing food enterprises example, and USDA resources to support local...
The Economics of Local Food Systems
This Toolkit reflects the intention of the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service to expand its current role as a technical assistance provider to food system practitioners, economic developers, and community stakeholdersThis Toolkit is designed to...
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