Economic impact is one of many ways to communicate the value and relevance of OSU Extension’s work in and with communities. Mallory Rahe, an Extension community economist, joined Vice Provost Scott Reed to share highlights from a recent study on the economic impact of local food producers in Central Oregon. They also mention the importance of working with community partners and across programs to build on and broaden this and similar work in the future.
Please post a comment on the blog to let us know how you measure or interpret the economic impact of your Extension work.
To learn more about the OSU Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems, or our cross-program Community Food Systems community of practice, please contact Lauren Gwin.