Aggregation and Food Distribution: Examining Different Models in Virginia . Eric S. Bendfeldt Extension Specialist, Community Viability Spencer Penn Centre Spencer, Virginia October 13, 2011 . Local farm and food commerce. Jobs Business development and expansion
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Eric S. Bendfeldt
Extension Specialist, Community Viability
Spencer Penn Centre
October 13, 2011
Adopted from W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the C.S. Mott Group
Position? Models in Virginia
Michael Porter, 1979. How Competitive Forces Shape Strategy
UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, 2009.
41% Models in Virginia
Today, in 2011, less than 12 cents of every consumer dollar spent on food actually goes to the farmer.
Source ERS; chart by Ken Meter, 2007
Moving food with value and values
Local Food Hub video Models in Virginia
Local Food Hub video 2
Bringing School Food Home Models in Virginia
“A lot of enthusiasm will not fill a produce bin or an auction with high quality, reputable produce,” … a local produce grower.
That represents over 700 independent locally-owned businesses and enterprises that have been expanded because of collaboration, partnership, and some seed money for educational programming.
Friendly City Food Co-op
SV Beef Co-operative
The Wallace Center and the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
Eric S. go far – go together.” ~ African Proverb Bendfeldt