It is hard to believe that Year Two of this project is coming to a close! And with the end of the year comes gathering together year end numbers and filing reports. Recently I have published the Year-end Report Bulletin, and I thought I would share some of the highlights from 2010 here. During the past year, I was involved in 11 events directly related to this project, with 6 being held in 2 or more locations. A total of 568 people too part in these events.
Over the course of the year, I have been able to visit with 73 individuals about their farm, or rural business operations. Questions range from transitioning from one type of agriculture to another, diversification, value-added production, questions about taxes, regulations and direct marketing.
From the Champlain Valley to the Thousand Islands farmers are growing, raising and making local food. The NNY Regional Local Foods Initiative is working to provide research-based education to expand production and consumption of local foods in the region. 2010 has been a great a year and I am looking forward to 2011.
To read the full report click NNYRLFI Winter 2010 Stakeholders Report.