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Creating Change in the Food System: The Role of Regional Food Networks in Iowa

This report presents a case study of an integrated effort to build long-term local and regional food commerce in Iowa using a community of practice approach.

The report details the growth and achievements of the Regional Food Systems Working Group in Iowa over the past eight years. The policy, funding, and capacity gains facilitated by that group’s collaborative work are a valuable model of the power of networks and relationship-building to develop regionally-integrated, sustainable food systems.

Downloadable Documents
Author
Rich Pirog and Corry Bregendahl
Publisher
East Lansing, MI: Center for Regional Food Systems, Michigan State University
Page Numbers
36
Publication Date
March 12, 2012
Publication Type
Reports and Guides
State
Iowa
Keywords
Agricultural Economic Development, Direct Marketing, Local / Regional Food Systems

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