Gary Kleppel, Professor and Director, Biodiversity Conservation and Policy Program, University at Albany SUNY
Think Globally, Eat Locally Bringing Local Food to College Gary Kleppel, University at Albany & Longfield Farm email@example.com; www.the farmatlongfield.com
What buying local does for our economy SUNY AlbanyPercentage $$ Staying in the 4x Economic Region Multiplier25% (last year) $2.25 Million $9.00 MillionIn 2009, about 5% of UAlbany’s food was obtained from local$11.88 Million33% (this year) $2.97 Million producers (that’s $350,000)50% (by 2015) $4.50 Million $18.00 Million
Tell the University UAlbany Goes 50 x ‘15 LOCALhttp://www.albany.edu/uas/feedback.shtml
Ramp It Up!If all 64 SUNY campuses would source half of the food they buy locally, they would generate $272,000,000 in economic development per year!
If you’ve eaten recently, you’re involved in agricultureEngage: Who’s involved inagriculture? about your food determine The choices you make the future of farming, the security of your food supply and the trajectory of your economy