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Individuals and groups rising up to meet the demand for local foods can gain practical help and insight for setting up their own local foods group, or gain ideas to improve the operation of their current organization. Starting off in the right direction by defining your organization, identifying core values, a mission and strategic plans is the first step in this series. Finding champions and developing a coalition of others who are a natural fit to support your efforts is outlined, along with helpful ideas for organizing managers and employees. Resources and practical helps in this publication will help take your idea from concept to reality.
Iowa Local Food Organizational Toolkit: Structure, Management and Finance
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Leopold Center, Food Nutrition and Health, Local Foods
Agribusiness | Agriculture
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Lyons, Savanna M. and Topaloff, Alice, "Iowa Local Food Organizational Toolkit—Part 1: Defining your organization's focus and leadership" (2015). Extension and Outreach Publications. 29.