A collection of PowerPoint files from presentations on food systems given by Center staff and/or partners.

Webinar: Urban Agriculture - Economics, Successes and Challenges

Research, Outreach and Education Implications for the Northeast. Presented on 6/27/2014.

What Works III and National Value-Added Agriculture Joint Conference

A conference co-organized by the Penn State-based Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development and the National Value-Added Agriculture Conference took place on May 13-15, 2014. The event, which had a theme of “Enhancing Food Security and Rural Viability through Innovative Food System Practices and Opportunities,” featured 33 workshops and breakout sessions, and a selection of those presentations is available here.

Webinar: Climate Change - Implications for Local and Regional Food Systems

Climate change and its implications for local and regional food systems was the topic of this webinar, hosted by Center Scholar Dr. Doolarie Singh-Knights of West Virginia University on April 25, 2014.

Webinar: Linking Sustainability, Food, Health, and the Environment — Research, Outreach, and Education

"Linking Sustainability, Food, Health, and the Environment: Research, Outreach, and Education Implications for the Northeast," was the topic of this webinar, hosted by Center Scholar Dr. Doolarie Singh-Knights of West Virginia University on September 13, 2013.

AAEA Post-Conference Workshop:USDA NIFA Projects Best Practices

PowerPoint 2007 presentation, 1.6 MB

Presented by Dr. Stephan J. Goetz, Pennsylvania State University and Director of The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development on August 7, 2013 in Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC.

Building Capacity and Resilience in the NE Agricultural and Food System: An Update from the NE Center

PowerPoint 2007 presentation, 8.4 MB

Presented by Dr. Stephan J. Goetz, Director, The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development and Professor of Agricultural and Regional Economics 2013 Northeast Joint Summer Session, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY July 8, 2013

Webinar: An Open Forum to Strengthen Collaborations between Research, Outreach, and Education for the Northeast Food System

Watch the archived webinar and see the presentations for "An Open Forum to Strengthen Collaborations between Research, Outreach and Education for the Northeast Food System," which was organized by Dr. Doolarie Singh-Knights of West Virginia University and took place on May 31, 2013.

2013 AFRI Small and Medium Sized Farms and Rural Development meeting

Presentations from the AFRI Small and Medium Sized Farms & Rural Development FY 2013 Project Director (PD) Meeting. Welcome and meeting overview by Robbin Shoemaker, National Program Leader, Economics, for NIFA

POWERPOINT: University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Small Farm Institute

PDF document, 1.2 MB

see also: (1) University of Maryland Small Farm Institute: http://extension.umd.edu/agriculture/smallFarms/index.cfm (2) MarylandEthnicVegetable.com: http://www.marylandethnicvegetable.com/ (3) University of Maryland Eastern Shore Small Farm Outreach and Technical Assistance Program: https://www.umes.edu/1890-MCE/Default.aspx?id=19522

Presentations from 2012 AFRI Meeting

Presentations from The AFRI-Small and Medium Sized Farms & Rural Development FY 2012 Projector Director (PD) Meeting. Welcome and Meeting Overview by S. Sureshwaran the National Program Leader for NIFA

The Scale and Diversity of the Northeast Food Distribution System

PDF document, 7.4 MB

Stephan J. Goetz, Ph.D. Director, The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development and Professor of Agricultural and Regional Economics - The Pennsylvania State University; Prepared for the ESS/SAES/ARD National Meeting, Portsmouth, NH; September 25, 2012

Presentations from the 2012 AAEA Meeting (Seattle, WA)

Post-Conference Workshop: Models for Assessing Regional Economic Impacts of Agriculture and Rural Development Efforts

Local and Regional Food Systems – What’s the Difference and Why is it Important?

PDF document, 84.4 KB

PDF file of a PowerPoint presentation, presented by Kate Clancy and Kathy Ruhf.

Strategies for Local and Regional Food Systems Development

PDF document, 2.8 MB

PDF file of a PowerPoint presentation, presented by Rich Pirog and Corry Bregendahl.

An Overview of Research Initiatives and Opportunities Local and Regional Food Systems in Local and Regional Food Systems

PDF document, 286.7 KB

PDF file of PowerPoint presentation, presented by Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman and Walt Whitmer. April 2009.

Urban Farming in Baltimore City: Challenges and Opportunities

PDF document, 7.2 MB

Presentation file from urban agriculture webinar. Presented by Melissa Poulsen, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health on 6/27/2014. 7.5 MB PDF

Citizens Perceptions of Regional Food Systems Palmer (Giesecke)

PDF document, 2.6 MB

Eight focus groups that were conducted as part of a larger regional food system project. The focus groups explored perceptions of regional foods, or foods that grow in the Northeast. Anne Palmer, Ryan Lee, and Philip McNab of Johns Hopkins University and Carol Giesecke of Delaware State University shared preliminary results from these focus groups.

Expanding Direct Marketing through Farm Shops (Curtis)

PDF document, 681.4 KB

On-farm shops/stores, where producers can sell their products, are popular direct marketing avenues in the UK and in some Eastern US states, but there are very few in the West. Kynda Curtis of Utah State University presented on a study aimed at developing best practices and economically feasible models for incorporating farm stores into direct-marketing operations in the Intermountain West. PDF file.

Ag Census Info Related to Value Added (Whetstone)

PDF document, 1.7 MB

King Whetstone II, of the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, presented data from the 2012 Agricultural Census that are relevant to value-added agriculture, agritourism, and local and regional foods systems. PDF file.

Ag Marketing Resource Center - the One-Stop Shop (Tordsen)

PDF document, 1.2 MB

The AgMRC is the place to go for easy-to-read information and links to more detailed information on food safety, agritoursim, entrepreneurship, and more. Christa Hartsock and Craig Tordsen of Iowa State University provided an overview of this program. PDF file.

Urban Farms, Access to Land and Earning a Living from the Land

PDF document, 2.5 MB

Presentation file from urban agriculture webinar. Presented by Carolyn Dimitri, New York University, on 6/27/2014. 2.6 MB PDF

Beyond Direct Marketing (Rangarajan)

PDF document, 12.3 MB

Anu Rangarajan of the Cornell University Small Farm Program presented on the results of a NY state small-producer survey, which was conducted to better understand current markets and wholesale channels of interest, as well as information and education needs to support decision making to enter a wholesale channel. PDF file.

A practical approach to attracting immigrants and other minority groups to sustainable agricultural programs on the Delmarva Peninsula

PDF document, 12.3 MB

By Andy Wetherill, Deleware State University Cooperative Extension

Food Systems-Related Research at The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development: Applications to Maine

PDF document, 7.5 MB

A presentation delivered by Stephan J. Goetz to the Agricultural Council of Maine on February 24, 2015. 7.9 MB PDF.

A networking approach to assisting immigrants and other minority groups in the Mid-Atlantic region

PDF document, 2.6 MB

This presentation describes a networking approach using Extension Educators, subject matter specialists, USDA and State Departments of Agriculture personnel to successfully assist immigrants and other minority groups in Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic region. Presented by Andy Wethereill, Delaware State University on April 2, 2015 at the Extension Risk Management National Conference in Minneapolis, MN.

Farmers Market Program Update (Lohr)

PDF document, 1.3 MB

Dr. Luanne Lohr of the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service provided an update on the USDA's Farmers Market Program. PDF file.

Food Systems and Entreprenuership Case Study Limehouse (Hughes)

PDF document, 629.9 KB

As part of a session that used a set of case studies to explore the degree to which entrepreneurs are catalysts for food system development, this presentation by David Hughes and Harry Crissy of Clemson University and Kathryn Boys of Virginia Tech University offers a look at Limehouse Produce, a locally owned wholesale food broker in Charleston, SC. PDF file.

West Virginia Farmers Market Training Network (Nix and Eades)

PDF document, 9.0 MB

The Farmers Market Training Network Pilot Program (FMTNPP) is designed to provide training, networking opportunities, and technical assistance to selected farmers markets. The purpose of the program is to strengthen the long-term viability of farmers markets and the income-earning capacity of their vendors through targeted technical assistance and peer networking. PDF file.

Information on Local Food Farms from ARM Survey (Ahearn)

PDF document, 4.8 MB

The Agricultural Resource Management Survey can be a valuable tool in researching local food farms. Dr. Mary Ahearn, a retired volunteer senior economist with the USDA Economic Research Service, shared advantages, disadvantages, and advice about using the ARMS to conduct research, as well as information yielded from the survey. PDF file.

Food Security, Entrepreneurship, and Value-Added: Keynote by Tom Lyons

PDF document, 143.2 KB

This presentation is about how entrepreneurship can be a catalyst for ensuring food security for consumers and a driver of value-added agriculture that improves producers' lives. Presented by Dr. Tom Lyons of the City University of New York. PDF file.