The purpose of this project was to conduct a series of meetings and programs to assess the knowledge, understanding and capacity of Johnson County (Iowa) policy makers to improve their local food system and to provide opportunities for stakeholders in the food system to interact and learn.
How can farmers engage policy makers?
Here are concrete examples of various ways to reach policy makers and promote greater awareness and foster support for farmer issues.
Year of Grant Completion
Wilson, Leah, "Local food, local policy: A case study on engaging policy makers in the development of their foodshed" (2008). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 315.