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Publications: All (A–Z)

PDF Icon An Overview of Mississippi’s Farm & Food Economy . By Ken Meter and Megan Phillips Goldenberg (2013). Produced for the Mississippi Food Policy Council with support from Winrock International.

PDF Icon Building Food Security in Alaska . By Ken Meter and Megan Phillips Goldenberg (2014). Statewide study commissioned by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

PDF Icon Business Plan for the Hiawatha Fund A Regional Investment Fund for Southeast Minnesota: “Investments you can drive by” Lead author Ken Meter.

Common Ground Magazine

PDF Icon Critical Analysis of Economic Impact Methodologies By Meter, K. and Goldenberg, M.P. Section of Lynch, J., et al, Exploring Economic and Health Impacts of Local Food Procurement (pp.111-124). Chicago, IL: Illinois Public Health Institute (2015)

PDF Icon Developing a Vibrant and Sustainable Regional Food System: Suggestions for Community-Based Groups. Pirog, Rich, et al. A regional food planning guidebook produced by the Aldo Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Regional Food System Working Group, Iowa State University. (2006).

PDF Icon Economic Realities of the Region. Ken Meter’s 2007 PowerPoint presentation at Rep. Collin Peterson’s annual forum, “The Home Grown Economy,” incorporating results from “Finding Food in Farm Country” studies.

PDF Icon Economies of Size Considerations for Hiawatha Fund . By Ken Meter for the University of Minnesota—Experiment in Rural Cooperation, Southeast Minnesota Sustainable Finance Initiative (2004). Economies of size are not always as large as is commonly believed.

PDF Icon “Evaluating Farm and Food Systems in the U.S.” Chapter by Ken Meter in Systems Concepts in Evaluation: An Expert Anthology, Williams, Bob and Iraj Imam, eds. (American Evaluation Association, published by EdgePress of Inverness, 2006), page 141.

PDF Icon Evaluating Your “Buy Fresh Buy Local” Foods Campaign. Published in cooperation with FoodRoutes (2005).

PDF Icon Exploring Economic and Health Impacts of Local Food Procurement By Lynch, J; Meter, K.; Robles-Schrader, G.; Goldenberg, M.P.; Bassler, E.; Chusid, S.; & Austin, C.J.. Chicago, IL: Illinois Public Health Institute (2015)

PDF Icon Fifty-Year Vision and Indicators for a Sustainable Minneapolis . Ken Meter (2004).

PDF Icon Finding Food in Farm Country The original study that paved the way for bringing economic analysis into local foods work, by Ken Meter and Jon Rosales (2001).

“Finding Food in Farm Country” Studies

PDF Icon Finding Food in Northwest Ohio (104mb) Partner: University of Toledo Urban Affairs Center, Ohio Department of Agriculture (2012).

PDF Icon “Food Production Nodes” Build a Web of Support Around a Food Hub by Ken Meter (2013).

PDF Icon Food With the Farmer’s Face On It: Emerging Community-Based Food Systems. A media guide introducing readers to this vital movement, produced by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. (2003)

PDF Icon Global Cooperation Requires New Approach by U.S. How the U.S. can build stronger global partnerships, by Ken Meter, in Community Food Security News (October, 2006)

PDF Icon Green Isle: Feeding the World and Farming for the Banker by Ken Meter (1983).

PDF Icon Growth in Local Food Economies. Ken’s PowerPoint presentation at the 2008 “The Home Grown Economy,” forum, focussing on successful local foods initiatives around the U.S.

PDF Icon Historical Review of Research Covering Economies of Size . By Ken Meter for the University of Minnesota—Experiment in Rural Cooperation, Southeast Minnesota Sustainable Finance Initiative (2004).

PDF Icon Hoosier Farmer? Emerging Food Systems in Indiana Ken Meter (2012).

PDF Icon How Local Economic Analysis Can Help Focus Community Engagement and How one local foods campaign used Crossroads’ analysis (2006).

PDF Icon Ken Meter’s testimony before the Senate Agriculture Committee presenting the results of Finding Food in Farm Country (Stewartville, Minnesota, 2001).

PDF Icon “Linked Indicators of Sustainability Build Bridges of Trust.” Chapter by Ken Meter in Maida, Carl A., ed. Sustainability and Communities of Place, Volume 5, Studies in Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology, published by Berghahn Books (UK) (2007).

PDF Icon Local Food as Community Economic Development Ken Meter (2008)

PDF Icon Local Food Systems: Building Health & Wealth in Metro Denver. Prepared for the Metro Denver Health & Wellness Commission by Ken Meter and Angie Tagtow (2008).

PDF Icon Making Small Farms into Big Business (South Carolina) by Ken Meter and Megan Phillips Goldenberg (2013).

PDF Icon Mapping the Minnesota Food Industry documents the Minnesota food economy (2009).

PDF Icon Money With Roots by Ken Meter (1990).

PDF Icon Neighborhood Balance Sheets Assess Local Economies (summary of studies completed to date). Individual summaries may be requested from Crossroads.

PDF Icon Neighborhood Commercial Development for the Long Term, showing that building strong neighborhood commercial districts involves building wealth for local residents.

PDF Icon Neighborhood Sustainability Indicators Guidebook . How to Create Neighborhood Sustainability Indicators in Your Neighborhood. Produced for the Urban Ecology Coalition (Minneapolis) by Crossroads Resource Center (1999).

PDF Icon Ohio’s Food Systems — Farms at the Heart of It All Ken Meter (2011). Produced for the University of Toledo Urban Affairs Center, with funds from the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

PDF Icon Proposals for Census of Agriculture 2012. Ken Meter (2009).

PDF Icon Proposed Indicators for a Sustainable Food System . Project Manager: Gail Feenstra, UCSAREP. Principal investigators: Carolina Jaramillo, Steven McGrath, Ken Meter and Analisa Gunnell. Prepared by Katy Mamen, consultant. (2005)

PDF Icon Small Firms and Big Markets. This comprehensive paper looks at industry clusters in Italy and shows why regional economies are important in a globalized world. By Joshua Whitford (1997).

PDF Icon The Potential for Urban Agriculture. Ken Meter (2009).

PDF Icon The Real Deal: How Do We Define “Local” in a Meaningful and Measurable Way? Goldenberg, MP; Meter, K; Snyder, B; Miller, S; Amsterdam, R; and Smith, L (2014). Produced by Crossroads Resource Center for Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture in collaboration with FoodRoutes Network and Farmers Market Coalition.

PDF Icon U.S. Food Market Highlights. Revised September 5, 2006

PDF Icon U.S. Natural and Organic Foods Market Highlights. 2006

PDF Icon U.S. Poised to Become Net Food Importer (Ken Meter, 2006).

PDF Icon Use Local Economic Analysis to Strengthen “Buy Fresh Buy Local” Foods Campaigns. Published in cooperation with FoodRoutes (2005).

PDF Icon What Would Be in Your Ideal Farm Bill in 2007? Essential steps for the 2007 Farm Bill (Ken Meter, 2006)

PDF Icon Where Will Our Food Come From? Regarding Minneapolis/St. Paul (Ken Meter, 2006).

PDF Icon Who Produces Minnesota’s Food? Ken Meter (1981)

PDF Icon Writing Farm Policy by Ken Meter (1986).