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What Works III Conference Proceedings

A selection of papers that were presented at the National Value‐Added Agriculture and The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development "What Works" conference, the theme of which was "Enhancing Food Security and Rural Viability through Innovative Food System Practices and Opportunities." Below you will find links to individual papers as well as to the complete proceedings.

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    Expanding Direct Marketing Opportunities through Farm Shops in Western Tourism Destinations: Extension Program Design

    • Deepayan, Debnath, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, University of Missouri – Columbia, 573-882-5105,
    • Kynda Curtis, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economics, Utah State University, 435-797-0444,
    • Susan Slocum, Assistant Professor, Tourism and Events Management, George Mason University, 703-993-4260,
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    Food Safety Education for New Jersey’s Direct Market Produce Growers

    Health Care Sector Support for Healthy Food Initiatives

    Opportunities for Agri-Entrepreneurs: Build Brand Community around Consumers' Love of Collecting

    • Pauline Sullivan, Ph.D., Associate Professor and  Graduate Program Coordinator, Merchandising and Consumer Sciences, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 78666, 512.245.2448,
    • Jacqueline Gutierrez, Graduate Student, Merchandising and Consumer Sciences, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 78666,
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