NATIONAL FARM TO INSTITUTION METRICS COLLABORATIVE
The organizations in the National Farm to Institution Metrics Collaborative work across the country to measure and track the impact of the institutional market from producer to buyer. We have 30 members based in 20 states working at municipal, county, multi-county, state, regional, and national levels. We hold quarterly calls and occasional in-person meetings; offer opportunities for collaborative partnership; and provide a platform for sharing best practices, foundational metrics terminology, tools, and resources. If you're interested in learning more, take a look at this flyer about the National Farm to Institution Metrics Collaborative:
If you'd like to learn even more, contact Hannah Leighton at email@example.com.
We are excited to announce the launch of a new webinar series dedicated to sharing the tools and resources developed by Collaborative organizations! These monthly 30-minute webinars are designed to provide a national audience of farm to institution practitioners, supporters, and advocates the tools they need to measure farm to institution efforts in a meaningful way. We hope you’ll join us!
Tues., May 28th | 3:30 - 4:00 pm EST
On this webinar, Jeff O'Hara from USDA Agricultural Marketing Service will provide a snapshot of how data collection around local food has advanced in recent years at the national level. He will dive into the recently released Census of Agriculture and share how the results are improving our understanding of local food markets within the past 5 years. O'Hara will also identify trends in local food market activity that are not currently being captured by existing federal government statistics.
The National Farm to Institution Metrics Collaborative is putting together a full database of resources and tools for those interested in better understanding farm to institution metrics. Check out a sample of those resources here.