New Report on Iowa's Regional Food NetworksPosted: May 21, 2012
A new report, "Creating Change in the Food System: The Role of Regional Food Networks in Iowa," was recently released by the Center for Regional Food Systems at Michigan State University (MSU). The report documents the policy, funding, and capacity gains fostered by a grassroots network of collaborating regional food groups, and shares critical insights on using the power of networks to build resilient local and regional food systems.
The report was authored by Rich Pirog and Corry Bregendahl. Pirog is Senior Associate Director at the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems and formerly the Regional Food Systems Working Group facilitator and Associate Director at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University. Corry Bregendahl continues her service at the Leopold Center as an Assistant Scientist and Evaluator. She is also on the evaluation team for the NE Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative.
The report can be accessed here.