Professor Dawn Thilmany McFadden, Professor of Agribusiness and Agribusiness Extension Economist at Colorado State University, gave a seminar on Monday, January 27th, 2020. She was hosted by the Renk Agribusiness Institute and co-hosted by the UW-Madison Dept. of Agricultural and Applied Economics and the UW-Madison, Division of Extension Community Food Systems Program. In her talk, she discussed the perceived economic and social benefits for farmers, communities and consumers. She gave a brief overview of what we are learning about the real impacts of local food initiatives. In addition to the high-level summary of the emerging research in this area, Professor Thilmany McFadden introduced new resources and tools to guide future work.
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