Project ID

M2013-10

Abstract

This project continued the convening of the Regional Food Systems Working Group (RFSWG) while developing best practices of members and leaders of the steering committee and setting the stage for further activities.

Key Question

What could be done to sustain and measure the impact of a vital Iowa network for local food system development?

Findings

The network continues under the leadership of the Iowa Food and Farm Plan Initiative and documented its economic impact in two consecutive year surveys. Results published as 2012 Economic Impacts of Iowa’s Regional Food Systems Working Group and 2013 Economic Impacts of Iowa’s Regional Food Systems Working Group.

Principal Investigator(s)

Jessica Burtt Fogarty

Co-Investigator(s)

Andrea Geary, Detra Dettman, Jason Grimm, Melvin Houser, Laura Kuennen, Jan Libbey, Brenda Ranum, Teresa Wiemerslage

Year of Grant Completion

2014

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