Building Minnesota's Farm to Institution Markets: The Producer Perspective

Pete Huff   Jason Walker (SFA) and Grace Brogan (RTC)
June 25, 2015

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This webinar will review the findings of a recently completed survey of Minnesota producers on current and potential farm to institution markets (e.g. K-12 schools, hospitals, etc.) in Minnesota and the surrounding region. The findings of the survey identify key challenges and opportunities for producers to expand engagement in such markets, including an understanding of the types of practices and resources needed for economically sustainable participation. Presenters from the collaborating organizations—the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), the Sustainable Farming Association (SFA) and Renewing the Countryside (RTC)—will review highlights of the survey results and discuss recommendations for "next steps" in farm to institution efforts that benefit producers in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.

Presenters:
Pete Huff, Director of Food Systems (IATP)
Jason Walker, Communications Coordinator (SFA)
Grace Brogan, Program & Communications Manager (RTC)