What: Economic Assessment of Local Foods – Practical Tools and Advice for Local Food Practitioners Pre-Conference Workshop
Where: Food Distribution Research Society Annual Conference, New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center
When: September 30, 2016 @ 1 pm – October 1, 2016 @ 12 pm
(Participants are encouraged to stay for the FDRS Conference!)
Participants will be:
- Introduced to the new USDA-AMS Toolkit: The Economics of Local Food Systems (more info: localfoodeconomics.com)
- Presented with a typology and benchmarks for local food initiatives to assist in comparing and standardizing data collection;
- Provided insight into using these tools for technical assistance and evaluation of local food activities;
- Taught advanced topics of the AMS Toolkit, along with exercises demonstrating their implementation using new benchmarks.
Registration and Conference Information:
Travel scholarships are available; contact Dave Shideler (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Note: Priority given to community members actively working with teams to evaluate economic impacts of food system initiatives
Workshop jointly sponsored by a Cooperative Agreement with USDA-AMS and NIFA Award Number 2014-68006-21871.