Agricultural Economic Development: Internal ESLC Powerpoint

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A simple presentation reviewing the opportunities for agricultural economic development on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Presented 2007.

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Agricultural Economic Development: Internal ESLC Powerpoint

  1. 1. Agricultural Economic Development Eastern Shore Land Conservancy
  2. 2. What is Agricultural Economic Development <ul><li>Agri-tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Zoning, ordinances and other regs </li></ul><ul><li>Markets </li></ul><ul><li>Inputs (Land, </li></ul><ul><li>Processing </li></ul><ul><li>New and Beginning Farmers </li></ul><ul><li>Community Foods </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Actors <ul><li>Regional Councils </li></ul><ul><li>Extension </li></ul><ul><li>MARBIDCO </li></ul><ul><li>State Agriculture Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Agricultural Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Farm Credit Agency </li></ul><ul><li>LESSON </li></ul><ul><li>Farm Bureau </li></ul><ul><li>County Elected Officials </li></ul><ul><li>County Planning Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>County Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Main Street Associations </li></ul><ul><li>4-H </li></ul><ul><li>FFA </li></ul><ul><li>ESLC </li></ul><ul><li>Farmers </li></ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><li>Chamber of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Neighborhood Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Other Community Groups </li></ul>
  4. 4. A Few Current Efforts <ul><li>Chesapeake Field Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Mid-Shore Regional Council </li></ul><ul><li>Upper-Shore Regional Council </li></ul><ul><li>Extension </li></ul><ul><li>Main Street Programs </li></ul><ul><li>County Tourism Offices </li></ul><ul><li>County Agricultural & Economic Development </li></ul><ul><li>LESSON </li></ul><ul><li>Maryland Grape Growers Association </li></ul>
  5. 5. Chesapeake Fields Institute <ul><li>Education…Center - On hold for now. </li></ul><ul><li>Value-added processing </li></ul><ul><li>Grower Cooperatives </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mid-Shore Regional Council <ul><li>Wen-Fei Uva, honing the plow </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with tourism offices to incorporate materials and activities related to agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Support and promote wine and grape industries in the region. </li></ul><ul><li>Support farmers’ market development and improvement in the region </li></ul>
  7. 7. Mid-Shore Regional Council <ul><li>Establish Shore Gourmet - a regional marketing and distribution company for agricultural related value-added products </li></ul><ul><li>A Farm-to-Chef Meeting is scheduled on February 18 th 2008 at Tidewater Inn in Easton </li></ul><ul><li>(Extension) </li></ul><ul><li>Develop marketing education materials for agriculture audience. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Upper-Shore Regional Council <ul><li>ISO 65 Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Harvest Directory (w/Wash College GIS) </li></ul><ul><li>Brochure: Living Peacefully in an Agricultural Community (for Urban/Suburban Res.) </li></ul><ul><li>Broadband </li></ul>
  9. 9. Extension <ul><li>Hay Cooperative (Upper Shore) </li></ul><ul><li>Farm-to-Chef Meeting (MSRC) </li></ul><ul><li>Business planning and technical services </li></ul><ul><li>Small Farms Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Farm Tours </li></ul><ul><li>Crop Services and Research </li></ul>
  10. 10. Main Street Programs <ul><li>Elkton Main Street </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Farmers’ Market </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Denton Main Street </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Farmers’ Market </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cambridge Main Street </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Foods Dinners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Farmers’ Market </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. County Tourism <ul><li>Talbot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wine Trail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grant Went in Yesterday for Marketing and Promotion funds from SARE grant </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Caroline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strawberry Festival </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Farm Trails and Map </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dorchester </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Foods Bike Tour </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. County Agri-Econ Development <ul><li>Cecil </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expanding farmer’s markets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing local foods events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wine Trail (Cooperative Effort) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vineyard Management (Kent) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Queen Anne’s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reorganizing & expanding farmers’ markets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biotech Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Farms and Services Directory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upper Shore Agri-tourism Map (Cooperative Effort) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. County Economic Development <ul><li>Kent County </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vineyard Management Feasibility Study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Farm and House Movie Set Guide </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. LESSON <ul><li>http://www.livingontheveg.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Local Ladle </li></ul><ul><li>Medora Harvest Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach, information, technical assistance and training to Delmarva farmers to increase the number of farms and acreage dedicated to sustainable and organic farming practices </li></ul><ul><li>Matar Mania </li></ul>
  15. 15. Maryland Grape Growers <ul><li>Grape Planting Grant Program </li></ul>
  16. 16. Farmer John’s Examples <ul><li>New Farmers </li></ul><ul><li>Markets and Distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing and Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Land </li></ul><ul><li>Community Food System Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Food Policy Councils </li></ul>
  17. 17. New Farmers <ul><li>Eastern Shore Farmers Grey (unless they use ‘Just for Men’ </li></ul><ul><li>The barriers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Too hard for the money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dirty, smelly and sweaty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inputs are to expensive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What pitchfork thing for? </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. New Farmers <ul><li>Who are the ‘New Farmers’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Immigrants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low-income </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retirees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Farm Children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second Careers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘I don’t think I have a green thumb’ </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Incubator Farm <ul><li>Community CROPS: Combining Resources, Opportunities, and People for Sustainability increases food security for refugee, immigrant and low-income people in Nebraska through asset-based community development that provides resources and technical assistance to grow, market and add value to locally-grown agricultural products. </li></ul>
  20. 20. New Potential New Farmers Incubator Farm Community Gardens New Farmer w/Mentor Farm Link Program Advisor Advisor Advisor New Farmer
  21. 21. Community Gardens
  22. 22. Sunset Community Farm
  23. 23. Unconventional Outreach <ul><li>Teaching English: The Web of Life: Community Gardens as a Site for Teaching English Language Learners </li></ul>
  24. 24. Community Crops Funding <ul><li>CROPS is funded by a number of local and national funding sources including: </li></ul><ul><li>Lincoln Community Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Woods Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Cooper Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Heifer Project, International </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation for Sustainability and Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>State of Nebraska Value Added Agriculture Program </li></ul><ul><li>Renewing Earth and Its People Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program </li></ul><ul><li>Community Health Endowment </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous individuals and businesses </li></ul>
  25. 25. Markets and Distribution <ul><li>Farmers’ Markets </li></ul><ul><li>Web-Based Farm Markets </li></ul><ul><li>Shore Gourmet for Raw Products </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sonoma Organics </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Farmers Markets <ul><li>Cambridge Farmers’ Market </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First Year a Success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Looking for Partners and Grants </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Denton Farmers’ Market </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not Functioning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Main Street Director </li></ul></ul><ul><li>QAC Farmers’ Market @ the Outlets </li></ul>
  27. 27. Nebraska & Oklahoma Web Cooperatives <ul><li>http://www.nebraskafood.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.oklahomafood.coop / </li></ul><ul><li>Linking Growers to Producers </li></ul><ul><li>Order on-line </li></ul><ul><li>Delivered to pick-up point weekly </li></ul>
  28. 28. Sonoma Organics <ul><li>http://www.sonomaorganics.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution for organic products to adjacent Major Urban Areas </li></ul>
  29. 29. Promotions & Marketing <ul><li>Buy Fresh/Buy Local Campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Agri-tourism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mid-Shore Farm and Service Directory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wine and Food Trails/Tours </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Buy Fresh/Buy Local <ul><li>http://www.buylocalnebraska.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Food Routes Marketing Campaign </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Several States have it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing Materials Provided </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customers can go to another state with program and know what it is. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very Successful </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Land <ul><li>Farm Link Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate with Incubator Farm Projects </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Community Food System Projects <ul><li>Most farm related projects don’t have an apparent effect on those in the urban area </li></ul><ul><li>Working Urban Open Space </li></ul><ul><li>School Foods Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional Foods Projects </li></ul>
  33. 33. Food Policy Councils <ul><li>Stakeholders from diverse food-related areas to examine how the food system is working and propose ways to improve it </li></ul><ul><li>St. Paul, Kansas City, Charlotte, and Philadelphia </li></ul>
  34. 34. Funding <ul><li>USDA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SARE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Foods Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Farmers’ Market Promotions and Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>State </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MARBIDCO </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Private Foundations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kellogg Foundation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heifer International </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. Local Foods <ul><li>Equity in Local Foods </li></ul>

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