Community-Based Multifunctional Farms in New England and their Relationship to Regional Food Systems: Report of 2011 Farm Surveys

November 6th, 2012 by mcote9


Tuesday, December 11, 12:00-1:00pm EST

Presenter: Kathleen Liang, University of Vermont

Moderator: Lisa Chase, University of Vermont Extension

Given the growing interest in understanding the relationship between food
systems and small/medium-sized farming operations, this webinar will share
results from surveys of farms in the New England region.

Summarized results will include farm profiles,
multifunctional activities (agritourism, direct sales, value added, and off
farm income), financial outcomes, expectations, challenges, and entrepreneurial
assessments.  This survey is the first segment of a study on multifunctional farms funded by the USDA AFRI Program (project # 2011-67023-30106). Collaborators include Drs. Mary Ahearn (USDA ERS), Stephan Goetz (Penn State University), and Jason Brown (USDA ERS).

To access the webinar on December 11, please follow the link below ten minutes
before the webinar begins:

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at least one day before the webinar.

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(802)656-3698 or

For more information about the webinar, contact Kathleen at or Lisa at

The recorded webinar will be posted online at
a few days after the webinar.


To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program,
please contact Lucy Carrasco at (802)656-3698 or
by December 1, 2012 so we may assist you.

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