Economic Benefits of Local Food Systems

The latest episode of the Access podcast is now available online. This podcast gives voice to community members and organizations across the United States about successful programs that help provide access to opportunity for low- and moderate-income individuals and families.

This episode of Access discusses how local food systems can create opportunity and drive economic activity in rural communities. It features interviews with the director of public affairs for Organic Valley and with the executive director of a Texas-based organization that provides technical assistance to regional agricultural enterprises that create jobs in rural areas. It also spotlights a public school district that has benefited from these food enterprises.

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