Run Time: 28:43
Jill Clark, from the Center for Farmland Policy Innovation, The Ohio State University spoke on "The Birth of New Farmers and the Death of an Industry."
U.S. peri-urban farmers are uniquely positioned to take advantage of trends to regionalize food systems. Peri-urban production space becomes a place of opportunity simply because the location of large pockets of peri-urban production increases the potential of urban-rural linkages in a revised food system.
The presentation was part of the Local Food Systems Conference held at the Toledo Hilton. The conference aimed to bring together both academics and practitioners to share their knowledge, experience, and expertise with regard to developing and maintaining local food systems in old industrial regions.