Evaluation and Impact Analysis Tools

Below are examples of food and agriculture project impact studies.

Agriculture's Contribution to New Mexico's Economy

New Mexico State Economy, December 2014

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 Agriculture in Vermont

University of Vermont, March 2010

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