Economic Impacts of Local Food Systems Webinar

The North American Food Systems Network (NAFSN) is pleased to announce another webinar in the Good Food Talk Series: Topic: Economic Impacts of Local Food Systems: Measuring Outcomes Date: Thursday, May  25, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm Eastern Time (10:00 am Pacific Time) Webinar Presenters Rich Pirog — Director, Center for Regional Food Systems, Michigan State University Dawn Thilmany — Professor, Agricultural & Resource Economics, Regional…

Local and Regional Food Webinar – October 7th, 2016

“Local & Regional Foods:  Connecting Regional Efforts” The South has seen significant activity around local and regional foods systems in the recent months.  As a result, a team of Extension and research professionals have come together to create a process for connecting these efforts and growing the work across states and disciplines.  Come see what…

School Districts Registered in Mississippi MarketMaker

Great information from my friend and colleague, Ben Posadas! School Districts Registered in Mississippi MarketMaker     To find local school districts registered in Mississippi MarketMaker: (1) Do a Business Search in http://ms.foodmarketmaker.com, (2) Type “school district”, (3) SelectBuyer under Filters, then Search By distance. Remember to specify your current location. There are seven school districts registered in Mississippi MarketMaker, as shown in the MarketMaker map…

Most Americans Could Eat Locally, Research Shows

Farmland mapping project indicates more than 90 percent of U.S. could eat food grown or raised within 100 miles of their homes, helping economy and making agriculture more sustainable. June 1, 2015 Quick Facts: A project by UC Merced Professor Elliott Campbell mapped the potential of every American city to obtain food locally. Research shows…