USDA Local Food Economics Webinar – Jan 24, 2018

      Posted On: January 18, 2018

Using the new Economic Impact Calculator to Assess your Project: A Discussion on the Connections to the USDA AMS Toolkit and Framing Used to Develop the Calculator

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

2-3 pm Eastern (11 am – 12 pm Pacific)

During this webinar oriented toward local food practitioners and project managers, we highlight the use of two key resources for conducting economic impact studies of food system initiatives.  The first is a new online calculator to estimate economic impacts of representative food system. Through a collaborative companion project, this calculator follows the best practices for project framing and assessment laid out in the USDA’s “The Economics of Local Food Systems: A Toolkit to Guide Community Discussions, Assessments and Choices.”   We will include partners who intend to use this new tool, and preview another Webinar that will explore some of the applied research that can help us better understand how to further refine our economic impact estimates and add more value to the calculator’s results.

Both webinars are free and accessible via the following link or phone numbers:

Or Telephone: US: +1 408 638 0968 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833 followed by the webinar ID:

987 779 106

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