ID

3108-9029 (CV-30NP)

Authors as Published

Mary Catherine Bargainer, Graduate Student Research Assistant, Urban Affairs and Planning, Virginia Tech; Michelle Eley, Community and Economic Development Specialist,North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University; Jonah Fogel, Community Viability Specialist, Virginia Tech; Susan Jakes, Extension Assistant Professor, Family and Community Development, North Carolina State University; Seth Peery, Senior GIS Architect, Enterprise GIS Research and Development Administration, Virginia Tech; Seb Prohn, Graduate Student Research Assistant, North Carolina State University; Nicole Sanberg, Graduate Student Research Assistant, Urban Affairs and Planning, Virginia Tech; Steve Smutko, Spicer Chair of Collaborative Practice, Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wyoming

Cover, Facilitator’s Guidebook - 2011, Community-Based Food System Assessment and Planning

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Just as a long journey is made easier and clearer by using a road map, a community food coalition or policy council’s work is greatly enhanced through the guidance of a community food assessment. Food assessments don’t have to be complex; they can be as simple as a group of stakeholders gathering to discuss and list community food system (CFS) assets and weaknesses. Or, they can be more detailed studies that are conducted over many months, using surveys and other formal information-gathering instruments to compile specific data.


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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Publication Date

July 15, 2013