NIFF Coalition seeks producers and consumers to complete surveyPosted: April 11, 2012
Luther College, in collaboration with the Northeast Iowa Food and Farm Coalition, Resource Conservation and Development, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, is administering a survey throughout the area that will bridge the consumer-producer gap in the local food system and provide an orientation for future growing opportunities.
Luther encourages area producers and consumers in Winneshiek, Allamakee, Howard, Clayton, Chickasaw and Fayette counties to complete the survey at: https://www.luther.edu/sustainability/food/surveys
Producers and buyers can expect to receive a paper version in the mail sometime this spring and are encouraged to complete the short survey and return it in the enclosed envelope.
The producer and consumer inventory work is made possible by a statewide grant through the Rural Communities Development Initiative of Iowa. Purposes of the grant include building a capacity around local food in the region, facilitating stakeholder meetings, establishing email distribution networks, developing a regional local food system expansion plan and creating a fund-raising plan to support expansion.
Maren Stumme-Diers, sustainable food educator at Luther, is serving as the local foods coordinator for the grant and is taking the lead in collecting information from buyers and producers.