Local food is a hot topic in community development and the Northeast region is at the head of the table.

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From agricultural profitability and market opportunities to nutrition, food safety, and environmental stewardship, researchers and Extension professionals across the region provide analysis, training, and technical assistance designed to help individuals, businesses, and communities make balanced and informed decisions about the many opportunities associated with regional food systems.

In this context, the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development works with land grant and other key partners across the region and nationally to: