University of Maryland

Community-Based Multifunctional Farms and Regional Food Systems

December 8th, 2012 by

Community-Based Multifunctional Farms in New England and their Relationship to Regional Food Systems: Report of 2011 Farm Surveys

Tuesday, December 11, 12:00-1:00pm EST

Presenter: Kathleen Liang, University of Vermont
Moderator: Lisa Chase, University of Vermont Extension

Given the growing interest in understanding the relationship between food systems and small/medium-sized community farms, this webinar will share results from surveys of farms in the New England region.  Summarized results will include farm profiles, multifunctional activities (agritourism, direct sales, value added, and off farm income), financial outcomes, expectations, challenges, and entrepreneurial assessments.  This survey is the first segment of a study on multifunctional farms funded by the USDA AFRI Program (project # 2011-67023-30106). Collaborators include Drs. Mary Ahearn (USDA ERS), Stephan Goetz (Penn State University), and Jason Brown (USDA ERS).

To access the webinar on December 11, please follow the link below ten minutes before the webinar begins:

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The recorded webinar will be posted online at a few days after the webinar.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Lucy Carrasco at (802)656-3698 or by December 1, 2012 so we may assist you.