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Working with public officials to make the Economic Case - PowerPoint Presentation


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  2. 2. If Vermont substituted local production for only ten percent of the food they import (10% of $1.808 billion = $181 million), it would result in $376 million in new economic output,including $69 million in personal earnings from 3,616 new jobs. Idaho could expect 7774 new jobs, $ 148 million in labor income, and $808 in new economic output. The Leaky Bucket: An Analysis of Vermont’s Dependence on Imports
  3. 3. 2010 HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 59IDAHO GROWN FOOD PRODUCTION - Stating the findings of theLegislature encouraging healthy, Idaho grown food production,distribution and consumption in the state of Idaho; encouragingsupport of Idaho farming, the consumption of Idaho grown foodsand the promotion of greater food self-sufficiency within the state;and further encouraging Idahoans and Idaho businesses tocelebrate and get to know their growers and to purchase andconsume more food produced in or near Idaho.
  4. 4. Statewide partners…Tourism Office, Idaho Dept. of CommerceTransition Town SandpointSustainable Outlook for Long Valley (SOLV)
  5. 5. 2011 SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 103YEAR OF IDAHO FOOD - Stating the findings of the Legislatureand encouraging widespread participation in education,dialogue and events associated with "The Year of Idaho Food."
  6. 6. January Food for Thought Lunch St Luke’s Regional Medical System Idaho Health & WelfareRestaurants, farmers (Nutrition & Physical Activity)University of Idaho (Food incubator, community Blue Cross Foundation outreach, extension education) Wellspring alternative healthBoise State University Terry Reilley Health Services (low income)Idaho Farm Bureau Idaho Dept. of AgricultureCapital City Public Market Idaho Barley CommissionHunger Relief Task Force Boise High SchoolCity of Boise (Waste management, Park s and Rec; Idaho Smart Growth Neighborhood associations, Arts & Land Trust of the Treasure Valley History, City Council) US Green Building CouncilCathedral of the Rockies (United Methodist) EPAUSDA Rural Development Idaho Dept. of Environmental QualityRefugee resettlement programs Idaho Food BankIdaho Dept. of Tourism Interfaith Roundtable Against HungerBoise Urban Development Idaho StatesmanIdaho ACLU Boise WeeklyCongregation Ahavath Beth Israel Federal Highway AdministrationIdaho Energy Collaborative Sierra ClubIdaho Rivers United Ada County court systemAda County Highway District
  7. 7. What are you going to eaton The day of Idaho Food?? Labor day September 5, 2011Please share your recipes, photos and videos of theIdaho-inspired dishes you prepare (using at leastone Idaho grown ingredient), and stories about howyour friends, families and neighbors celebrated thestate’s rich agricultural heritage and abundance onthis day.Go to: and the Year of IdahoFood for submission guidelines and to view thecontributions of others.
  8. 8. 20 x 20Increase the amount of locally-grown food in the Treasure Valley to 20% by the year 2020 How might this be measured?20% of school lunches are from local food2021 ag census reflects 20% of farm sales are direct sales (upfrom .3% currently)20% increase in acreage for local food production. A program of Sustainable Community Connections of Idaho, a 501(c)(3)
  9. 9. University of Idaho Ag Economics Senior Capstone Project Acreage to produce 20% of Treasure Percent Yields Valley per Consumed lbs / Produced unit of per Yield Unit capita Commodity Person/Year Locally 20% of every product measure acre of Measure consumptionFruits andvegetables, total 643.6 20% 48,268 tons/yr. ton/acreFruits, total 250.9 20% 18,814 tons/yr. ton/acreFresh fruits 126.8 20% 9,506 tons/yr. ton/acre....Noncitrus 106.1 20% 7,959 tons/yr. ton/acre......Apples 16.2 20% 1,212 tons/yr. ton/acre......Bananas 25.1 0% - tons/yr. ton/acre......Cantaloupes 8.9 20% 665 tons/yr. ton/acre......Grapes 8.5 20% 639 tons/yr. ton/acre......Peaches andnectarines 5.1 20% 380 tons/yr. ton/acre......Pears 3.1 20% 233 tons/yr. ton/acre......Pineapples 5.1 0% - tons/yr. ton/acre......Plums andprunes 0.9 20% 69 tons/yr. ton/acre......Strawberries 6.5 20% 484 tons/yr. 3 ton/acre 161.33......Watermelons 15.4 20% 1,158 tons/yr. ton/acre Assumptions 750,000 population In 2020 475,000 Total Acres in TVFC influence Area
  10. 10. Making the economic case in a difficult region Lessons from Idaho Appeal to agricultural tradition Leverage every opportunity Be creative Help other groups and organizations be successful in their work Create space for the community to be food advocates Use land grant university resources, especially Ag Econ