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

Loading...
Thumbnail Image

View/Download File

Persistent link to this item

Statistics
View Statistics

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Title

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

Published Date

2010

Publisher

Type

Report

Abstract

Description

The farm-to-school model was created in the 1990s, and since then the farm-to-school movement has spread throughout the country. Today, forty-one states have operational farm-to-school programs, and over two thousand such programs exist in the United States. This study collects data required for a formal analysis of the broader community economic impacts of farm-to-school programs in the Region Five Development District located in Central Minnesota. More specifically, we estimate the potential demand for locally produced food products from farm-to-school programs, and we assess the ability of local farmers to meet that demand. We also investigate the prices schools currently pay for products that could be supplied locally and the prices farmers would require to supply those products. Finally, we develop new sector descriptions and modeling assumptions that will be needed to conduct a formal economic impact assessment with an input-output model.

Related to

Replaces

License

Series/Report Number

Funding information

Prepared in partnership with the Region Five Development Commission by the Community Assistantship Program (CAP), administered by the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) at the University of Minnesota.

Isbn identifier

Doi identifier

Previously Published Citation

Suggested citation

Haynes, Monica. (2010). Farm-to-School in Central Minnesota - Applied Economic Analysis. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy, https://hdl.handle.net/11299/195481.

Content distributed via the University Digital Conservancy may be subject to additional license and use restrictions applied by the depositor. By using these files, users agree to the Terms of Use. Materials in the UDC may contain content that is disturbing and/or harmful. For more information, please see our statement on harmful content in digital repositories.