Building a local food economy also depends upon retaining local farms, and encouraging the development of new ones. In part 2, Ken Meter outlines the problem with the diminishing availability of affordable farmland. He also shares a couple of stories about two enterprising community efforts: one that makes land more accessible for farming; the other, that helps farmers and local businesses benefit by partnering together.
Related Information: Real Wealth Nations: Creating A Caring Economics (book)
Farmland Information Center (find out about farmlands in your State); Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture—Buying Food Grown In And Around Black Hawk County Keeps Millions Of Dollars In Local Economy
University Of Northern Iowa Local Food Project