Local, Regional, and Community Food Systems

Oregon's Community Food System Indicators: Baker County

Fact Sheet

Community Food System Data Sheet for Baker County - 2018

Oregon's Community Food System Indicators

Collection

The Community Food System Indicators are a curated collection within Oregon State University Extension’s Rural Communities Explorer. The CFS Indicators span the food system, from production to consumption, and data are available at the state and county level. The CFS Indicators are a partnership between the Oregon Community Food Systems Network, the Oregon State University Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems, and Rural Communities Explorer. An introduction to the data and printouts for each county are available here.

By Shannon Caplan, Lauren Gwin, Mallory Rahe

Community Food System Indicators for Oregon: An Introduction

Educational Document

The Community Food System Indicators is a curated collection within Oregon State University Extension’s Rural Communities Explorer. The CFS Indicators span the food system, from production to consumption, and data are available at the state and county level. The CFS Indicators are a partnership between the Oregon Community Food Systems Network, the Oregon State University Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems, and Rural Communities Explorer.

By Shannon Caplan, Lauren Gwin, Mallory Rahe

Economic Impact of Local Food Producers in Central Oregon

Publication

Local food connects communities with their farmers, ranchers and is a value that is important yet difficult to measure. This report estimates the current and potential economic impact of locally produced food in the tri-county region of Central Oregon.

By Lauren Gwin, Mallory Rahe

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Rural Community Assistance Center

Online Resource

A nonprofit organization that provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so rural communities can achieve their goals. Since 1978, our dedicated staff and active board, coupled with our key values: leadership, collaboration, commitment, quality and integrity, have helped effect positive change in rural communities across the West.

WealthWorks Northwest Evaluation

Publication

The need for rural economic development in Oregon is acute, and OSU Extension partnered with Rural Development Initiatives in to implement WealthWorks Northwest, a community-driven economic development planning framework, statewide. By pairing traditional education and outreach with grant funding, the program made tangible impacts to 23 small businesses across the state, supporting nine new jobs. Regions report organizational capacity is the largest barrier; OSU Extension can be a valued partner to local communities pursuing economic development.

By Mallory Rahe