Project ID

M2007-22

Abstract

Promoting local food systems and products can be challenging when dealing with a large university purchasing and procurement system, as shown by efforts at the University of Iowa.

Key Question

What tactics can be used to promote local foods within a large institution?

Findings

This research is based on the premise that local food systems thrive in a culture of sustainability. A culture of sustainability values where and how food is grown and supports sustainable farmers. Therefore, this research examined ways that a diverse group of participants could encourage a more sustainable food system at the University of Iowa.

Principal Investigator(s)

Rex Honey

Co-Investigator(s)

Leah Wilson

Year of Grant Completion

2009

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