Events for Local Government Officials Highlight Economic Development Potential of Local Food and Farm Businesses

In September, Local Food Economies and the NC 10% Campaign organized three Innovations in Economic Development through Local Foods gatherings to showcase investments that local and regional governments can make to support small and mid-scale food and farming businesses.

Events for Local Government Officials Highlight Economic Development Potential of Local Food and Farm Businesses

In September, NCGT's Local Food Economies project and the NC 10% Campaign organized three Innovations in Economic Development through Local Foods gatherings to showcase investments that local and regional governments can make to support small and mid-scale food and farming businesses. 

2018-09-15T08:38:35-04:00October 24th, 2017|NCGT News|

NCGT Supports Planning Focus on Agriculture & Food Systems in Partnership with the NC Chapter of the American Planning Association

NCGT presented at the February APA-NC meeting in Saxapahaw, NC. February 2017 --  NC Growing Together's Local Food Economies initiative is providing resources and tools to professional associations around the state for supporting agricultural economic development and food entrepreneurship. In July 2016, the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-NC) invited [...]

2018-09-15T09:47:34-04:00February 27th, 2017|NCGT News|

A Government Guide on Building Local Food Economies

August/September 2016 -- NCGT's Local Food Economies initiative has released a new Government Guide on Building Local Food Economies. The guide's online format makes it easy for planners, economic developers, and local government administrators to quickly and easily access information they need, for example regulations that impact agriculture at the local level. The guide is a [...]

2018-09-15T10:05:59-04:00September 16th, 2016|NCGT News|

Local Government, Local Food: Engaging Counties, Cities and Towns in the Work of Building Local Food Systems

Local governments – especially planners, economic developers, and small business centers – are increasingly interested in how to nurture and expand agriculture and food access in their communities. Connecting them to the wealth of knowledge available from the CEFS partnership of NC State, NC A&T State University, and the N.C. Department of Agriculture brings together powerful tools for making a real impact on the lives of North Carolinians.