Resources

National Food Hub Benchmarking Study
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This study provides a financial benchmarking and best practice assessment of over 300 food hub initaitives across the United States. It provides a useful tool for anyone in the stages of planning or developing a food hub facility. Prepared by the National Good Food Network, Wallace Center, and Farm Credit Council. 

Snapshot of Regional Food Hub Activities in Northeast Ohio
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Presentation by Brad Masi at the July 22nd Regional Food Hub gathering that took place at the Lake to River Cooperative in Youngstown. It provides an overview of the direction and status of food hub initiatives underway in Northeast Ohio. 

Thinking Like a Region
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Slide show accompaying presentation about thinking about local food systems from a regional perspective in Northeast Ohio. Presented at Local Food Monday at the Great Lakes Brewery on Monday, July 6.

Opportunities and Constraints in Regional Food Efforts
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Summary of presentation on the importance of open and diverse networks for local food systems development. Includes recommendations by stakeholders for key opportunities, constraints, and potential projects for local food systems. Presentation and discussion from February 13, 2015 stakeholders meeting.

Planning and Collaboration in Regional Food Systems
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Summary of presentation and discussion about Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Regional Collaboration around local food systems development. Presented by Brian Williams (Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission) and Tony Logan (USDA-Rural Development) on February 13, 2015.

Regional Food Network Mapping Process
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Presentation by Brad Masi at the February 13, 2015 meeting that outlines the network mapping and survye process for the Northeast Ohio regional food system. 

Regional Food System Recap
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Presentation by Michael Wilcox from the Northeast Ohio Area-wide Coordianting Agency summarizing the SWOT analysis from the November 17, 2014 meeting of regional food council stakeholders. 

NEO Food SWOT Analysis
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SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) Analysis for the Northeast Ohio regional food system, taken from stakeholder meeting on November 17, 2014. Pepared by Brad Masi and Michael Wilcox.

2010 Mini Food Congress Summary
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Summary of results from mini Food Congress at Cleveland State University, held in November of 2010 as a part of the 25% Shift Project.

Stark County Community Forum Input 2014
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