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Eric S. Bendfeldt

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2013-2014 Shenandoah Valley Buy Fresh Buy Local Aug 29, 2013 CV-33NP
A Community-Based Food System: Building Health, Wealth, Connection, and Capacity as the Foundation of Our Economic Future

Interest in and demand for local foods continues to grow in Virginia and across the United States. The unprecedented demand for local and regionally identified foods has created a myriad of economic and social opportunities for agricultural producers and communities.

Aug 2, 2011 3306-9029
Biomethane Technology

This publication provides a general overview of anaerobic digestion and the current status of biomethane technology on livestock farms in the United States. It is part of the Bioenergy Engineering Education Program (BEEP) of the Biological Systems Engineering Department at Virginia Tech. Most of the discussion uses dairy manure as an example of feedstock for an anaerobic digester. Resources which provide more detailed information on anaerobic digesters are listed.

May 1, 2009 442-881
Community, Local, and Regional Food Systems Nov 2, 2016 ALCE-155NP
Community, Local, and Regional Food Systems (CLRFS) Forum Executive Summary

Virginia’s food system directly impacts the survival and viability of farms and farmland; the economic development of rural and urban communities; the care, restoration, and resilience of ecological resources such as local waterways; and critical health issues. We use the language of community, local, and regional food systems to broadly define a complex and interconnected set of systems and pathways that comprise sustainable food production, processing, distribution, consumption, and waste management to bring about social, economic, and ecological change that benefits all residents.

Oct 7, 2016 ALCE-157NP
Community, Local, and Regional Food Systems (CLRFS) Forum Report

Virginia’s food system directly impacts the survival and viability of farms and farmland; the economic development of rural and urban communities; the care, restoration, and resilience of ecological resources such as local waterways; and critical health issues.

Oct 7, 2016 ALCE-156NP
Cultivating Virginia Farm-to-School: Growing from Grassroots Mar 18, 2010 3003-9028
Food Deserts in Virginia Jan 22, 2014 VCE-294NP
Guidelines for In-House Composting Poultry Mortality as a Rapid Response to Avian Influenza

Composting is a biological heating process that results in the natural degradation of organic resources (such as poultry carcasses) by microorganisms. Composting has been successfully used throughout the United States for nearly two decades to control outbreaks of avian influenza. Composting can be effective with most bird types and poultry house designs.

Sep 24, 2015 CSES-142NP
VCE Model of Community, Local, Regional Food Systems Oct 7, 2016 ALCE-154NP
Virginia Farm to Table - Appendix F

The Virginia Farm to Table Plan is an initiative that builds on the rich agricultural history and entrepreneurship of Virginia. Virginia’s overall food system directly impacts the survival and viability of farms and farmland; the economic development of rural and urban communities; the care, restoration and resilience of ecological resources such as local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay; and critical health issues. Therefore, the promotion of healthy farms and healthy food from farm to consumer table can have a positive impact on the common wealth and common good of Virginia.

Oct 31, 2012 CV-3
Virginia Farm to Table: Healthy Farms and Healthy Food for the Common Wealth and Common Good

The Virginia Farm to Table Plan is an initiative that builds on the rich agricultural history and entrepreneurship of Virginia. Virginia’s overall food system directly impacts the survival and viability of farms and farmland; the economic development of rural and urban communities; the care, restoration and resilience of ecological resources such as local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay; and critical health issues. Therefore, the promotion of healthy farms and healthy food from farm to consumer table can have a positive impact on the common wealth and common good of Virginia.

Feb 14, 2012 CV-3