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EVALUATION AND IMPACTS ANALYSIS TOOLS

Below are examples of food and agriculture project impact studies.

 

 

The Local Food Impact: What if Georgians Ate Georgia Produce? 

 

University of Georgia

May 2010

 

 

 

Buy Local Campaign: Lessons Learned and Evaluation

 

Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA), FoodRoutes Network

 

 

 

Community Food System and Sustainable Agriculture (CFSSA) Evaluation Results: A Summary

 

Community Food System and Sustainable Agriculture (CFSSA)

 

 

Economic Contribution of Arkansas Agriculture

 

University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Research & Extension

2014

 

 

Economic Contributions of the Dairy Farming and Dairy Product Manufacturing Industries in the Southeast United States in 2005

 

University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

December 2007

 

 

Economic Impact of Southern New Mexico Vegetable Production and Processing

 

New Mexico Chile Task Force

May 2003

 

 

Economic Impacts of Agriculture in Skagit County, WA

 

Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland, Washington State University Skagit County Cooperative Extension, and Economic Development Association of Skagit County

August 2003

 

 

Economic Importance of and Economic Impacts Associated with Livestock Production in Box Butte County

 

Nebraska Public Power District, Economic Development Department

May 2005

 

 

Evaluation Studies of Farm to School Programs in the Northeast

 

Cornell Farm to School Program, New York School Nutrition Association (NYSNA), New York Farms!

June 2014

 

 

Farm-to-School in Central Minnesota – Applied Economic Analysis

 

Region Five Development Commission, University of Minnesota

December 2009

 

 

Food Policy Councils: Lessons Learned

 

Food First: Institute for Food & Development Policy

December 2009 

 

 

Iowa Agriculture Economic Contribution Analysis

 

Decision Innovation Solutions

August 2009 and September 2014 reports available 

  

 

Measuring the Economic Impacts of Buy Local Campaigns in Iowa

 

Iowa State University

2006 

 

 

Niagara Regional Agricultural Economic Impact Study (CA)


Niagara Region

August 2010 and October 2014 updates available.

 

 

Success Factors for New Generation Cooperatives

 

International Food and Agribusiness Management Review

2006 

 

  

The Economic Impact of Animal Agriculture in Indiana's Regions

 

Indiana Business Research Center, Indiana University

March 2017

 

  

The Impact of Agriculture on New Hampshire’s Economy in Fiscal Year 2011

 

Plymouth State University

August 2012

 

 

The Impact of New Generation Cooperatives on Their Communities

 

United States Department of Agriculture

January 1998

 

 

The Meat and Poultry Industry Economic Contribution Study: 2009

 

John Dunham and Associates

2009 

 

 

Vermont’s Agriculture: Generating Wealth from the Land

 

Vermont Sustainable Agriculture Council

April 2005

 

 

 

 

 

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