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The Purdue Extension Local Food Program uses an interdisciplinary approach to local food systems redevelopment for Indiana. We work collaboratively to create programming, provide educational materials and build a community of scholarship for local food system issues. Our creative partnerships are designed to engage leaders in community food systems, build local economies, and deliver science-based outreach for Indiana. We strive to create strong networks of practitioners, researchers, community members and businesses for any local food economy in Indiana.

2021 Impact Assessment

As part of the Local Food Systems Response to COVID project, AMS partnered with 17 organizations to complete impact assessments of documenting COVID effects on their stakeholders in August 2020 and again in May 2021.

In coordination with Local Food Systems Response to Covid's Partners, the 2021 Impact Assessment report addresses six major topics including: overall positive and negative impacts of COVID-19, obstacles to sector response, successful marketing adaptations, economic impact, impact on sector members, data and technical assistant needs.

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Help Preserve the History of Organic/Sustainable Agriculture

Please assist in a graduate student’s collection and preservation of the history of organic/sustainable agriculture in the midwestern and northeastern United States. Ms. Abbott is…

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Mastering Home Food Preservation Program 2021

Purdue Extension’s Mastering Home Food Preservation Team will be offering a hybrid program providing four virtual sessions and three days of home food preservation methods…

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Dr. Tamara J Benjamin

Assistant Program Leader
Diversified Farming and Food Systems

615 W State Street
West Lafayette
IN  47907


(765) 496-1930

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