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The Story of the Food Value Chain



Authors as Published

Eric Bendfeldt, Community Viability Specialist, Virginia Cooperative Extension; and French Price, Extension Value Chain Coordinator, Virginia Cooperative Extension

This resources is available as a video only.

The Story of the Food Value Chain video -- Do you know where your food comes from? The food value chain is often not very transparent or easy to define. This short food value chain video about the potato chip explains the relationships and values needed and aligned to make a full circle farm to table connection.

Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension thank Sarah Cohen of Route 11 Potato Chips, Clifford Rohrer of Valley Farming, LLC., David Gardner of Valley Pike Farm Market, and Nancy Bruns of J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works for participating in this production. Funding for this video on value chain connections in the Shenandoah Valley and Northern Piedmont Regions of Virginia was provided by USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service’s Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University as part of agreement number AM180100XXXXG114 and The Agua Fund, Inc.

For more information about the video and value chain coordination, please contact Eric Bendfeldt ( /540.232.6006) or French Price ( of Virginia Cooperative Extension.

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Publication Date

January 23, 2020