Duration: 1 hour
Farm to school programs aim to promote healthy lifestyle choices among children and introduce agricultural practices into schools through school gardens, educational activities, and local procurement of produce for use in school cafeterias. Watch as we take a closer look in our webinar.
In this webinar, IMPLAN’s Customer Success Manager, Whitney McKinzie, discusses her award-winning research into the economic impacts of the local procurement side of farm to school programs with economist Bjorn Markeson, Ph. D. They will explore how she used input-output analysis, IMPLAN data, and interviews with school district child nutrition program directors to find meaningful answers to her questions about the economic impacts of increased levels of local procurement in school districts as a part of farm to school program participation.
Bjorn Markeson, Ph.D
Account Executive and Economist
Customer Success Manager
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