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Investigating The Feasibility Of Establishing Food Processing And Distribution Centers For Western Iowa, Patrick Garrity Jan 2009

Investigating The Feasibility Of Establishing Food Processing And Distribution Centers For Western Iowa, Patrick Garrity

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

With increasing enthusiasm for local food in western Iowa, there is interest in production, purchasing and processing of items grown in the region. This study examined the capacity, skills, and demands for local food in this area.


Organic Agriculture Program Viability Study, Awoke Desta Dollisso Jan 2009

Organic Agriculture Program Viability Study, Awoke Desta Dollisso

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

A survey was conducted to determine the viability of offering an organic agriculture program and classes at Western Iowa Tech Community College.


Improving The Impact And Benefits Of Usda Research And Grant Programs To Enhance Mid-Size Farm Profitability And Rural Community Success, Jon Bailey Jan 2009

Improving The Impact And Benefits Of Usda Research And Grant Programs To Enhance Mid-Size Farm Profitability And Rural Community Success, Jon Bailey

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

A review of four USDA grant programs in 2001 and 2002 found that only a small percentage of the programs served the needs of small and mid-size farmers.


A Study Of The Factors That Influence Consumer Attitudes Towards Beef Products Using The Conjoint Market Analysis Tool, Brian E. Mennecke, Anthony M. Townsend, Dermot J. Hayes, Steven M. Lonergan Jan 2009

A Study Of The Factors That Influence Consumer Attitudes Towards Beef Products Using The Conjoint Market Analysis Tool, Brian E. Mennecke, Anthony M. Townsend, Dermot J. Hayes, Steven M. Lonergan

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

Beef producers looking for a competitive edge in today's markets need information about the qualities that consumers consider most important. Using conjoint marketing analysis allowed the investigators to sort out the most relevant characteristics for meat purchasers.


Plan Demonstration Farm To Include Farm Business Incubator And Educational Use, Linda Barnes, Tom Diemerley, Norman Mccoy Jan 2009

Plan Demonstration Farm To Include Farm Business Incubator And Educational Use, Linda Barnes, Tom Diemerley, Norman Mccoy

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

A farm plan was created to guide land use decisions for the demonstration farm at the Midwest Center for Entrepreneurial Agriculture in Marshalltown, Iowa.


Community Economic Impact Assessment For A Multi-County Local Food System In Northeast Iowa, Kamyar Enshayan Jan 2009

Community Economic Impact Assessment For A Multi-County Local Food System In Northeast Iowa, Kamyar Enshayan

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

The positive results of a decade's worth of investment in local food systems in the Black Hawk County area were documented.