Four Iowa counties (Benton, Marshall, Audubon and Johnson) were studied to determine how local food systems had developed, prospered, or struggled in the face of challenges from globalization and industrialization.
What lessons can Iowa learn from individual county experiences with the changing structure of agriculture?
There don't seem to be any "one-size-fits-all" answers and the needs and capacities of rural counties may differ significantly.
Year of Grant Completion
Hinrichs, Clare C., "Sustainability and community food systems in four Iowa counties" (2004). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 216.