Direct-Market Successes IV

Direct-Market Successes IV

Direct-Market Successes IV

A Midwest Homecoming Conference Session

Individual presentations from the Direct-Market Successes IV session were:

I. Farm to School Success Story

Learn about a farm-to-school project that had students growing vegetables for the school cafeteria. Students presented their work to local media and to federal policymakers, linking diets to academic performance. 
Henning Sehmsdorf, S&S Center for Sustainable Agriculture/Homestead Farm on Lopez Island

 II. Green Routes

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To foster economic development, a group of NGO's developed a statewide green tourism initiative in Minnesota, directing visitors to locally grown food and locally made products. Learn from their experiences developing community case studies, a website and cookbook. 
Jan Joannides, Renewing the Countryside

 III. Locally Grown, Locally Good

This comprehensive community effort helps Illinois and Missouri farmers market their products by providing information to consumers, restaurants and retail outlets on the availability, nutritional aspects, economic and environmental impacts of buying local. Hear the highlights! 
Carrie Edgar, University of Illinois Extension

 IV. Sharing CSA: A Collaborative Model

Surveying members of a collaborative community supported agriculture effort found that farmers benefited from sharing production risks, stabilizing income and expanding farm-based businesses, among other things. Discuss the results! 
Corry Bregendahl, North Central Regional Center for Rural Development

This session was part of the national SARE conference A Midwest Homecoming, held August 15-17, 2006 in Oconomowoc, Wisc.

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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.