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Kevin Spafford is Farm Journal’s succession planning expert for the Farm Journal Legacy Project. He hosts the nationally-televised ‘Leave a Legacy’ TV, facilitates an ongoing series of workshops for farm families across the U.S., and is the author of Legacy by Design: Succession Planning for Agribusiness Owners.
From Legacy Moment (05/31/2013).
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The local food movement is here to stay and getting bigger. Chicago "is about to roll out a new local food label designed to support the city's burgeoning urban farming movement," writes Lori Rotenberk in an article, aptly titled, "Local Food—Put a Sticker On It!" The idea, beyond raising awareness of locally grown food, is to "increase demand for foods grown through urban agriculture and celebrate that so many people are growing food within Chicago," as reports Megan Klein from the Chicago Food Policy Advisory Council.
The article goes on to site similar programs in Birkshire County and Nantucket Island, Mass.; Ashville, N.C.; and "From the Land of Kansas." This is a trend that might continue for years to come as farmers and marketers alike work to satisfy consumer demands. All of this points to even more growing opportunities—pun intended—for farmers far and wide, large and small, young and old.
News & Resources for You:
Local Food—Put a Stick on It! (Grist.org)
Become a "From the Land of Kansas" member or partner. (Kansas Department of Agriculture)
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