Community Agriculture and Food Systems Development Certification Program

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2002: $120,197.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2005
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $17,549.00
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Thomas Lyson
Department of Rural Sociology

Annual Reports


Not commodity specific


  • Education and Training: extension, networking, workshop
  • Farm Business Management: community-supported agriculture, cooperatives, marketing management, feasibility study, market study, risk management, value added
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, partnerships, public participation, urban agriculture, social capital, social networks, community development
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