Local Food as Economic Development

American Farmland Trust


Tuesday, October 21, 2014
8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. EDT

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Perhaps no subject binds the prosperity of urban and rural economies as closely as local food. Cities and rural communities are working together through the lens of local food to preserve traditions, build economies and promote regionalism. Well beyond agritourism, these partnerships allow communities to leverage complementary assets to become more resilient, grow smarter and develop innovative approaches to economic development. How are states, cities and rural communities working together to bridge the urban-rural divide using local food as the catalyst for greater regional prosperity).