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Local Farm & Food Economy Studies

Alabama

Central Alabama Region (3 counties, 2012). Partner: Central Alabama Planning and Development Commission (CARPDC). PDF Icon Data Summary

North Alabama (11 counties, 2011). Partner: Food Bank of North Alabama.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Santa Rosa County Region (Florida and Alabama) (5 counties, 2006). Partner: Team Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa County Economic Development).   PDF Icon Data Summary

Alaska

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

Fairbanks Region (3 counties, 2013). Partner: Partner: University of Alaska–Fairbanks. PDF Icon Data Summary

Arizona

Coconino County (July, 2006). Partner: Northern Arizona University Center for Sustainable Environments. PDF Icon Data Summary

Navajo County (July, 2006). Partner: Northern Arizona University Center for Sustainable Environments. PDF Icon Data Summary

Southern Arizona (5 counties, 2011). Partners: Community Food Bank of Tucson and Pima County Food System Alliance. PDF Icon Data Summary

Yavapai County (July, 2006). Partner: Northern Arizona University Center for Sustainable Environments. PDF Icon Data Summary

Arkansas

Arkansas Farm & Food Economy (2015). Partner: Heifer Project International. (Still to be released)

ArkLaTex Region (Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, 2016). Partners: Slow Food North Louisiana and We Grow Together! PDF Icon Local Food & Farm Economy and Strategic Recommendations

Eastern Arkansas (8 counties, 2012). Partners: East Arkansas Enterprise Community & Heifer Project International.   PDF Icon Data Summary

State of Arkansas (March, 2011). Partner: Heifer Project International.   PDF Icon Data Summary

California

State of California, Sacramento metro area and Ventura County (2005). Partners: Roots of Change “Vivid Picture Project”, Ecotrust.    PDF Icon Data Summary

Central Coast (2004) Results summarized in “Finding Food in Farm Country.” Partner: Community Alliance with Family Farms. PDF Icon Data Summary

Mendocino County (1 county, 2010). Partner: North Coast Opportunities, Inc. & Mendocino County Community Health Services – Susan Sher.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Mount Shasta / Mount Lassen Region (6 counties, 2012). Partner: California Center for Cooperative Development. PDF Icon Data Summary

Sacramento Metro (2004). Partner: “Vivid Picture Project.”   PDF Icon Data Summary

Ventura County (1 county, 2004). Partner: “Vivid Picture Project.”   PDF Icon Data Summary

Colorado

Adams County, Colorado (2016). Partners: Logan Simpson Design Firm, Two Forks Collective, City of Brighton & County of Adams. Market Study for Adams County — Special Ag District. PDF Icon District Plan

Boulder County (1 county, 2009). Partners: Boulder County, Colorado State University Extension.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Denver Metropolitan Region (7 counties, 2008). Partner: Civic Results & Metro Denver Health and Wellness Commission.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Montezuma County (1 county, 2013). Partner: LiveWell Montezuma.   PDF Icon Data Summary

San Luis Valley Region (6 counties, 2013). Partner: San Luis Valley partners.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Florida

Santa Rosa County Region (Florida and Alabama) (5 counties, 2006). Partner: Team Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa County economic development). PDF Icon Data Summary

Sarasota County (1 county, 2006). Partner: Sarasota County Government.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Georgia

Atlanta Metro Region (28 counties, 2008). Partner: Emory University & Georgia Organics.    PDF Icon Data Summary

Hawai’i

State of Hawai’i (2003). Partner: Maui Land & Pine.    PowerPoints (2)

Hawai’i (2003). Finding Food in Farm Country.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Maui (2003). Partner: Maui Land & Pine.    PowerPoints (2)

Idaho

Greater Treasure Valley region (Idaho & Oregon) (9 counties, 2010). Partner: Treasure Valley Food Coalition & Treasure Valley Food Network.    PDF Icon Data Summary

Illinois

Central Illinois (32 counties, 2011). Partner: Edible Economy Project.    PDF Icon Data Summary

Sangamon Region (9 counties, 2010). Partner: Illinois Stewardship Alliance.    PDF Icon Data Summary

Southern Illinois (23 counties, 2012). Partners: FoodWorks, Connect Southern Illinois. PDF Icon Data Summary

Indiana

Columbus Region 2015 (2 counties, 2015). Partner: Columbus Regional Health. PDF Icon Data Summary

Columbus Region (2 counties, 2013). Partner: Columbus Regional Health.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Elkhart Region (8 counties, 2014). Partner: Elkhart County Foodshed Initiative. With funding from Goshen Hospital Health Care Foundation.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Hancock County, Indiana (2015). Partners: Hoosier Harvest Market and the Indiana State Department of Health. PDF Icon Opportunities for Farm-to-School in Hancock County, Indiana

Northeast Indiana (2016). Partners: Manheim Solutions, Inc., and Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership. PDF Icon Northeast Indiana Local Food Network — Phase 1 Report

Southwest Indiana (7 counties, 2013). Partner: Welborn Baptist Foundation (Evansville). “Snapshots of the Southwest Indiana farm & food economy.”   PDF Icon Interviews with food system leaders

Southwest Indiana (7 counties, 2013). Partner: Welborn Baptist Foundation (Evansville). Farm and Food economy report.   PDF Icon Data Summary

State of Indiana (2012). Partner: Indiana State Department of Health. PDF Icon Hoosier Farmer? Emergent Food Systems in Indiana (2012)

Iowa

Black Hawk region (8 counties, 2005). Partners: University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Local Foods Project Annual Meeting & Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign, Aldo Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Des Moines Region (6 counties, 2012). Partners: Food & You; Polk County Health Department.    PDF Icon Data Summary

Fairfield (2007). Partner: Pathfinders RC&D.    PDF Icon Data Summary

Golden Hills RC&D region (Southwest Iowa) (8 counties, 2006). Partners: Golden Hills Resource Conservation and Development District, Aldo Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University.  PDF Icon Data Summary

Iowa Valley RC&D region (East Central Iowa) (6 counties, 2007). Partners: Iowa Valley Resource Conservation and Development District, Aldo Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, Northwest Area Foundation.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Marshall County (1 county, 2009). Partner: Prairie Rivers RC&D, Marshalltown Community College and COMIDA.    PDF Icon Data Summary

Northeast region (2004) Partners: GROWN Locally, Northeast Iowa Farm and Food Coalition, Iowa State University Extension, Aldo Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, Oneota Coop. No Data Summary published – contact CRC or NIFFC for more information.

Pathfinders RC&D region (Southeast Iowa) (6 counties, 2007). Partners: Pathfinders Resource Conservation and Development District, Aldo Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University.  PDF Icon Data Summary

Prairie Rivers RC&D region (Central Iowa) (6 counties, 2006). Partners: Prairie Rivers Resource Conservation and Development District, Aldo Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University.  PDF Icon Data Summary

Story County (1 county, 2010). Partner: Story County.    PDF Icon Data Summary

Woodbury County (1 county, 2005). Partner: Woodbury County Organic Growers’ Conference, Woodbury County Rural Economic Development, Aldo Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Wright County (2004) Partner: Here’s 2 Our Health, Aldo Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, ALCES Foundation. No Data Summary published – contact CRC or H2OH for more information.

Wright County and Northeast Iowa (2004).  Results summarized in “Finding Food in Farm Country.”  PDF Icon Data Summary

Kansas

Kaw River Valley (2008). Partner: Kansas Rural Center, Kansas State University, The Merc Co-op.    PDF Icon Data Summary

Louisiana

ArkLaTex Region (Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, 2016). Partners: Slow Food North Louisiana and We Grow Together! PDF Icon Local Food & Farm Economy and Strategic Recommendations

Central Louisiana (9 parishes, 2013). Partner: Central Louisiana Economic Development Association. PDF Icon PowerPoint Presentation

Maine

Lewiston + Auburn Region (Maine, 2015). Partners: Karp Resources and Grow L+A. PDF Icon Lewiston-Auburn Regional Food Hub Feasibility Study

Manitoba, Canada

Province of Manitoba (2009). Partner: Food Matters Manitoba (formerly Manitoba Food Charter).    PDF Icon Data Summary

Maryland

East Chesapeake Bay region (Maryland & Virginia) (7 counties, October, 2007). Partner: Food and Water Watch, East Chesapeake farmers.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Michigan

East Michigan Region (14 counties, 2012). Partner: East Michigan Council of Governments.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Elkhart Region (8 counties, 2014). Partner: Partner: Elkhart County Foodshed Initiative. With funding from Goshen Hospital Health Care Foundation.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Genesee County (1 county, 2009). Partner: Ruth Mott Foundation.    PDF Icon Data Summary

Upper Peninsula (15 counties, 2013). Partner: U.P. Food Exchange.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Central Upper Peninsula (6 counties, 2013). Partner: U.P. Food Exchange.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Eastern Upper Peninsula (3 counties, 2013). Partner: U.P. Food Exchange.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Western Upper Peninsula (6 counties, 2013). Partner: U.P. Food Exchange.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Minnesota

State of Minnesota (2009). Partner: Blue Cross Blue Shield Center for Prevention.   PDF Icon Full Report

Northwest region (13 counties, 2005). Partners: Northwest Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnership, University of Minnesota.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Scott County (1 county, 2009). Partner: Scott County.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Southeast Minnesota region I (Original “Finding Food in Farm Country” study, 2001). Partners: Experiment in Rural Cooperation, Community Design Center, & University of Minnesota.   PDF Icon Full Report

Southeast Minnesota region II (15 counties, 2007—new study with expanded region). Partners: Experiment in Rural Cooperation, University of Minnesota.   PDF Icon Data Summary

West Central region (12 counties, 2005). Partners: West Central Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnership, University of Minnesota.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Western Minnesota (10 counties 2008). Partner: Land Stewardship Project.    PDF Icon Data Summary

Finding Food in Farm Country: Findings in Southeast Minnesota (2001), Northwest Minnesota (2005), and West Central Minnesota (2005).   PDF Icon Data Summary

Mississippi

An Overview of Mississippi’s Farm & Food Economy (Statewide 2014). Partner: Mississippi Food Policy Council, with funding from Winrock International.  PDF Icon Full Report

Mississippi Delta (18 counties, 2011). Partner: Delta Fresh Food Initiative.  PDF Icon Data Summary

Montana

Eastern Montana (2011). Partners: Community GATE & Montana Farmers Union.  PDF Icon Data Summary

Golden Triangle region (2011). Partner: Montana Farmers Union.  PDF Icon Data Summary

Southeast of Golden Triangle region (2011). Partner: Montana Farmers Union.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Southwest Montana (7 counties, 2012). Partner: Headwaters RC&D.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Western Montana (5 counties, 2011). Partners: Lake County Community Development Corporation, High Stakes Foundation, Alternative Energy Resources Organization, Nourish the Flathead, Community Food and Agriculture Coalition, New West.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Nebraska

State of Nebraska (2010). Partner: No More Empty Pots.   PDF Icon Data Summary

New Hampshire

Great Falls region (New Hampshire & Vermont) (4 counties, 2010). Partner: Great Falls Food Hub.   PDF Icon Data Summary

New Mexico

State of New Mexico (2007). Partner: New Mexico Acequia Association.

Arid Lowlands & Lower Rio Grande (11 counties, 2009). Partner: New Mexico Bioneers.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Central Plains (7 counties, 2009). Partner: New Mexico Bioneers.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Colorado Plateau & Intermountain Valley Bioregion (2 counties, 2009). Partner: New Mexico Bioneers.   PDF Icon Data Summary

High Plains & Ogallala region (5 regions, 2009). Partner: New Mexico Bioneers.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Northern New Mexico I (5 counties, 2007).  Partner: New Mexico Acequia Association.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Northern New Mexico II (5 counties, 2009) Partner: New Mexico Acequia Association.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Southern Rockies & Upper Rio Grande (6 counties, 2009). Partner: New Mexico Bioneers.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Transition Plateaus, Mountains, and Gila River region (3 counties, 2009). Partner: New Mexico Bioneers.   PDF Icon Data Summary

North Carolina

Blue Ridge Region (24 counties, 2014). Partner: Heifer Project International.   PDF Icon Data Summary

High Ridge Country (North Carolina & Tennessee) (6 counties, 2011). Partner: Heifer Project International.    PDF Icon Data Summary

Martinsville / Henry County region (Virginia & North Carolina) (8 counties, 2011). Partners: Harvest Foundation, Virginia Tech Extension, & Local Partners.    PDF Icon Data Summary

Western North Carolina (23 counties, 2006). Partner: Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Program.   PDF Icon Data Summary

North Dakota

Dakota Fire Region (12 counties, 2014). Partner: Dakotafire Media.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Southwest North Dakota and the Center of North America Coalition (CONAC) Regions of North Dakota (2015). Three reports produced in partnership with FARRMS in Medina, ND:

PDF Icon Next Steps for Two REAP Zones in North Dakota (2015)

PDF Icon CONAC Region (North Dakota) Local Farm & Food Economy (2015)

PDF Icon Southwest REAP Region (North Dakota) Local Farm & Food Economy (2015)

Ohio

State of Ohio (2011). Partner: University of Toledo Urban Affairs Center.    PDF Icon Full Report

Northwest Ohio (2012). Partner: University of Toledo Urban Affairs Center, Ohio Department of Agriculture. PDF Icon Full Report (warning – large file 104mb)

Oregon

Baker County (December, 2011). Partner: Oregon Rural Action. PDF Icon Data Summary

Gorge Grown Region (Oregon & Washington) (5 counties, 2008). Partner: Gorge Grown Network.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Greater Treasure Valley region (Idaho & Oregon) (9 counties, 2010). Partner: Greater Treasure Valley Food Coalition & Treasure Valley Food Network. PDF Icon Data Summary

Northeast Oregon (4 counties, 2011). Partner: Oregon Rural Action. PDF Icon Data Summary

Portland Metro (2011). Partners: Cogan Owens Cogan. Not publicly reported. Contact CRC for more info.

Ten Rivers region (3 counties near Corvallis, 2007). Partners: Ten Rivers Food Web, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, & Oregon State University Extension, Northwest Area Foundation. PDF Icon Data Summary

Umatilla County (December, 2011). Partners: CAPECO; Oregon Rural Action. PDF Icon Data Summary

Union County (December, 2011). Partner: Oregon Rural Action. PDF Icon Data Summary

Wallowa County (December, 2011). Partner: Oregon Rural Action. PDF Icon Data Summary

Pennsylvania

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Farm & Food Economy (entire state, 2014). Partner: Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA).    PDF Icon Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Farm & Food Economy

South Carolina

Making Small Farms into Big Business (entire state, 2013). By Ken Meter and Megan Phillips Goldenberg. Commissioned by the State of South Carolina (Departments of Agriculture and Commerce), South Carolina Farm Bureau, Palmetto Agribusiness Council, Bank of South Carolina, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, Coastal Conservation League, and Clemson University Extension.    PDF Icon Making Small Farms into Big Business

South Dakota

Dakota Fire Region (12 counties, 2014). Partner: Dakotafire Media.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Tennessee

Blue Ridge Region (Blue Ridge Region). Partner: Heifer Project International.   PDF Icon Data Summary

High Ridge Country (North Carolina & Tennessee) (6 counties, 2011). Partner: Heifer Project International.    PDF Icon Data Summary

Texas

ArkLaTex Region (Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, 2016). Partners: Slow Food North Louisiana and We Grow Together! PDF Icon Local Food & Farm Economy and Strategic Recommendations

Vermont

Great Falls region (New Hampshire & Vermont) (4 counties, 2010). Partner: Great Falls Food Hub.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Virginia

Blue Ridge Region (Blue Ridge Region). Partner: Heifer Project International.   PDF Icon Data Summary

East Chesapeake Bay region (Maryland & Virginia) (7 counties, 2007). Partner: Food and Water Watch, East Chesapeake farmers.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Martinsville / Henry County region (Virginia & North Carolina) (8 counties, 2011). Partner: Harvest Foundation, Virginia Tech Extension, & Local Partners.    PDF Icon Data Summary

Rappahannock-Rapidan Region (Virginia, 2015). Partner: Rapidan-Rappahannock Regional Commission. PDF Icon Rappahannock-Rapidan Farm & Food Plan

Shenandoah Valley (10 counties, 2010) Partner: Virginia Cooperative Extension (Harrisonburg).    PDF Icon Data Summary

State of Virginia (2007) Partner: University of Virginia.    PowerPoint presentation

Washington

Clark County (1 county, 2008). Partner: Clark County – Community Choices (Vancouver, Washington).   PDF Icon Data Summary

Gorge Grown Region (Oregon & Washington) (5 counties, 2008). Partners: Gorge Grown Network.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Greater Spokane Region (8 counties, 2014). Partners: Spokane County Food Council, Spokane County Regional Health. With new data from 2012 Census of Agriculture.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Greater Spokane Region (8 counties, 2014). “Investing in Relationships — How Spokane can best support its emerging local foods industry.”   PDF Icon Action Plan

Greater Spokane Region (8 counties, 2013). Partners: Spokane County Regional Health, City of Spokane.   PDF Icon Data Summary

King County (2010). Partner: City of Seattle. Not publicly reported. Contact CRC for more info.

Northern Olympic Peninsula (2 counties, 2007). Partners: City of Port Townsend, Washington State University Extension, Team Jefferson, Northwest Area Foundation.   PDF Icon Data Summary

Spokane Region, Washington (2014). Partner: Spokane Region Food Council. PDF Icon Investing In Relationships: How Spokane can best support its emerging local foods industry

West Virginia

State of West Virginia (2011). Partners: Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation (GVEDC), West Virginia Community Development Hub, & West Virginia Food and farm Coalition. With support from Central Appalachian network, and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.” PDF Icon Data Summary

Greenbrier Valley (3 counties, 2011). Partners: Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation (GVEDC), West Virginia Community Development Hub, & West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition. PDF Icon Data Summary

Wisconsin

Green Bay region (8 counties, 2011). Partner: New Leaf Food Co-operative.  PDF Icon Data Summary

Northwest Wisconsin (10 counties, 2008). Partners: Barron County, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin Extension – Chippewa County, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.  PDF Icon Data Summary

Southwest Wisconsin (4 counties, 2008). Partner: Valley Stewardship Network.  PDF Icon Data Summary