Food Hubs and Alternative Markets

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2019: $89,443.00
Projected End Date: 09/30/2023
Grant Recipient: Kansas State University
Region: North Central
State: Kansas
Project Coordinator:
Dr. Cary Rivard
Kansas State University
The following topics were covered by Anthony Flaccavento: What is a food hub? Pros/cons and tradeoffs of food hubs, value of joining a food hub, and resources. Author of "Building a Healthy Economy from the Ground Up: Harnessing Real World Experience for Transformative Change," Anthony Flaccavento is an economic development consultant and organic farmer from Abingdon, Virginia, in the heart of Appalachia. His consulting business, SCALE Inc., works with communities around the world to help build more locally-rooted, sustainable economies and healthier food systems. Flaccavento is the founder of Appalachian Sustainable Development and a number of other "social enterprises" in affordable housing, food and farming and forest and wood products. He writes and speaks regularly about the economy, sustainability, rural development and politics. His YouTube channel, "Take Five with Tony," covers many of these same topics in down-to-earth, five minute segments.
Anthony Flaccavento, Appalachian Sustainable Development
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This product is associated with the project "Capacity Building in Urban Food Systems in the North Central Region"
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.