Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Lecture: Local Foods and Economic Growth: What does the research say?


"Local Foods and Economic Growth"
Steve Deller, Professor and Community Economic Development Specialist
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mann Library, Room 102, Cornell University
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, 12-1:30pm

Advocates of the local foods movement have been promoting it as a tool for rural economic growth and development policy. Unfortunately, there has been very little research to support such a claim. Utilizing census data from the US Department of Agriculture to look at more recent patterns, we explore how local foods influence rural economic growth and development.

More information: http://events.cornell.edu/event/local_foods_economic_growth

Sponsored by: Cornell University's Department of City and Regional Planning, the Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Group (FANG), and the New World Agriculture and Ecology Group (NWAEG). Funded in part by the GPSAFC.

*Note that in addition to the above, Steve will present a more technical version of his research at the Department of City and Regional Planning's Regional Science, Planning and Policy Analysis Seminar from 4:30-6pm, 115 W Sibley Hall, Cornell University

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