Further Findings from USDA and the National Food Hub Collaboration

February 3, 2012
James Barham, Ph.D. Economist USDA-AMS Marketing Services Division
Presentation Overview:
  • Why Regional Food Hubs?
  • Revised Food Hub Definition
  • Defining Food Hub Characteristics
  • Producer and Social/Environmental Impacts (from Local Food Hub)
  • Map with 168 Food Hubs
  • Food Hub Classifications
  • Financial Viability
  • Regional Food Hub Needs
  • Lessons Learned – 5 keys to successful marketing for food hubs
  • The Big Picture…
  • Next Steps
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