Building Minnesota's Farm to Institution Markets: The Producer Perspective

About the webinar

This webinar will review the findings of a recently completed survey of Minnesota producers on current and potential farm to institution markets (e.g. K-12 schools, hospitals, etc.) in Minnesota and the surrounding region. The findings of the survey identify key challenges and opportunities for producers to expand engagement in such markets, including an understanding of the types of practices and resources needed for economically sustainable participation. Presenters from the collaborating organizations—the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), the Sustainable Farming Association (SFA) and Renewing the Countryside (RTC)—will review highlights of the survey results and discuss recommendations for "next steps" in farm to institution efforts that benefit producers in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.

Presentation Slides


Grace Brogan

Renewing the Countryside

Grace Brogan is inspired by place and determined to cultivate healthy, just communities, food systems, and environments through communication, education, and thoughtful work done by hand.

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Pete Huff

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Pete Huff has been involved with food systems for the past ten years, working on a variety of levels spanning from organic production to policy development. His work has primarily been in the…

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Jason Walker

Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota (SFA)

Jason Walker is a sustainable agriculture communications consultant and former journalist with a specialization in local farm and food systems.

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Posted June 25, 2015