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Local Government, Planning & Agriculture Policy

Local government, business groups, and economic developers have begun to consider the potential value that agricultural resources can bring to a community. Local and regional planning and policy can play a major role in the capacity to develop strong local food systems by reducing zoning and policy barriers and providing tools to support communities in their endeavors.


North Carolina Planning Tools & Resources

Other Planning Related Resources

Recommended Professional Resources: Many leading local government and small business development organizations have conducted their own research into the impacts and strategies of local food system development.

Primary Contact:
Emily Edmonds
Extension and Outreach Program Manager, NC Growing Together
Center for Environmental Farming Systems
NC State University

Written By

Photo of Joanna LelekacsJoanna LelekacsExtension Local Food Flagship Program Manager (919) 515-1195 joanna_lelekacs@ncsu.eduANR/CRD - NC State University
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