Innovators in Rural Community Economic Development

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Guides to Local Agriculture Products and Services

Tags: Agriculture, Evaluation, Natural Resource Based Economic Development

Client Name: Vermont Association of Conservation Commissions

Client Type: Quasi-governmental

Year: 2005, 2006

Location: Vermont

The Vermont Association of Conservation Commissions hired Yellow Wood to help design a participatory evaluation process for a project in which five rural communities received funds to prepare directories of local agricultural products and producers and hold local food festivals. The goal of the program is to increase local sales of locally grown products.