Local Food SystemsMajor Program

11395

Total Hours

Contributed.

69131

Contacts

with Local Stakeholders.

12

Hours

of Multistate Efforts.

949

Total Number

of Volunteers Engaged.

Program Indicators

Number of vendors approved to redeem alternate payments including WIC and/or Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, Double Dollar programs, ect.  

796

Number of producers /vendors who increased or maintained access of locally produced foods based on sales and/or % of redemption of alternative payment programs

696

Number of producers/vendors who increased or maintained sales and/or reduced risk when selling food or food products

804

Number of people who used Extension resources for marketing, pricing, and/or advertising local foods

965

Number of producers who obtained value added processing certification (Home Based Microprocessing,  Home Based Processing, Better Processing ,Control School,  etc.)  

472

Number of people who earned certification to sell or provide samples at farmers market

586

Number of producers who completed FSMA - Produce Safety Rule or Third-Party GAP Audit  

429

Number of people who completed Extension Food safety (PBPT)

578

Number of people who attended training on food safety, food handling, food processing, liability, and/or marketing.  This includes: PBPT, GAP certification, Farmers Market samples, ….)

1103

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