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Rebecca Briggs
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Nationwide Study of Intermediated Marketing Channels for Regional Food Systems

Syracuse University is currently looking for farmers to take part in a national study (through a survey) being led by Syracuse University, The Pennsylvania State University, New York University, and the National Center for Appropriate Technology. The study seeks to examine seeks to examine local and regional agricultural production and intermediated markets, and will examine the opportunities and risks of four main marketing opportunities for farmers-direct-to-consumer, direct-to-institution, direct-to-retail, and selling to intermediaries (such as distributors or food hubs), who in turn sell the products as local food. We are interested in all farmers' perceptions of these markets, whether currently selling to these markets or not. A national outreach and technical assistance program will be developed based on the results of this research. The online survey for farmers should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and can be found online here: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_81Z2uih9NPHcnTD?utm_source=Februar.... If you would prefer to complete a paper version of the survey or have any questions, contact Lydia Oberholtzer, Penn State, at 301-891-0470 or lso3@psu.edu.

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