HILTON GARDEN INN (ATLANTA AIRPORT)
February 28, 2018 – March 1, 2018
Local Food Resource Mapping (LFRM) program explores the development of a mapping curriculum and technology tools to enhance understanding and decision making in local food systems. The project seeks to highlight mapping benefits for local economic development, business feasibility, circulation patterns, food access, or new market potential.
1. Data collection from a series of focus group/stakeholder feedback sessions engaging local food system participants on issues, needs and hurdles.
2. A beta mapping tool developed by the National Food MarketMaker IT that can be utilized as for both mapping and accessing local foods in partner states.
3. “Mapping snap shots” as a useful tool for policy makers, decision makers, farmer entrepreneurs and USDA - Rural Development VAPG grant applicants.
4. Mapping 101 curriculum developed through the Iowa State University Community Food Systems program. This curriculum bridges data, mapping, and narratives to assess and showcase food system elements as they relate to communities as a decision making tool.