Publications: All (A–Z)
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.
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.
Business Plan for the Hiawatha Fund A Regional Investment Fund for Southeast Minnesota: “Investments you can drive by” Lead author Ken Meter.
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)
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).
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.
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.
“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.
Evaluating Your “Buy Fresh Buy Local” Foods Campaign. Published in cooperation with FoodRoutes (2005).
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)
Fifty-Year Vision and Indicators for a Sustainable Minneapolis . Ken Meter (2004).
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 Northwest Ohio (104mb) Partner: University of Toledo Urban Affairs Center, Ohio Department of Agriculture (2012).
“Food Production Nodes” Build a Web of Support Around a Food Hub by Ken Meter (2013).
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)
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)
Green Isle: Feeding the World and Farming for the Banker by Ken Meter (1983).
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.
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).
Hoosier Farmer? Emerging Food Systems in Indiana Ken Meter (2012).
How Local Economic Analysis Can Help Focus Community Engagement and How one local foods campaign used Crossroads’ analysis (2006).
Ken Meter’s testimony before the Senate Agriculture Committee presenting the results of Finding Food in Farm Country (Stewartville, Minnesota, 2001).
“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).
Local Food as Community Economic Development Ken Meter (2008)
Local Food Systems: Building Health & Wealth in Metro Denver. Prepared for the Metro Denver Health & Wellness Commission by Ken Meter and Angie Tagtow (2008).
Making Small Farms into Big Business (South Carolina) by Ken Meter and Megan Phillips Goldenberg (2013).
Mapping the Minnesota Food Industry documents the Minnesota food economy (2009).
Money With Roots by Ken Meter (1990).
Neighborhood Balance Sheets Assess Local Economies (summary of studies completed to date). Individual summaries may be requested from Crossroads.
Neighborhood Commercial Development for the Long Term, showing that building strong neighborhood commercial districts involves building wealth for local residents.
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).
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.
Proposals for Census of Agriculture 2012. Ken Meter (2009).
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)
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).
The Potential for Urban Agriculture. Ken Meter (2009).
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.
U.S. Food Market Highlights. Revised September 5, 2006
U.S. Poised to Become Net Food Importer (Ken Meter, 2006).
Use Local Economic Analysis to Strengthen “Buy Fresh Buy Local” Foods Campaigns. Published in cooperation with FoodRoutes (2005).
What Would Be in Your Ideal Farm Bill in 2007? Essential steps for the 2007 Farm Bill (Ken Meter, 2006)
Where Will Our Food Come From? Regarding Minneapolis/St. Paul (Ken Meter, 2006).
Who Produces Minnesota’s Food? Ken Meter (1981)
Writing Farm Policy by Ken Meter (1986).