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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


Grants awarded for agricultural economic development planning in six Ohio communities

Sep. 29, 2011

The AEDE Center for Farmland Policy Innovation has awarded six grants to support community-based agricultural economic development planning projects in Ohio. Jill Clark serves as director of the center.

The projects that received funding are:
•­ Local Food Production in Toledo and Lucas County, submitted by Center for Innovative Food Technology (Lucas County)
• Planning for Indoor Agricultural Start-Up Businesses in Urban Environments, submitted by Cleveland Neighborhood Development Coalition (Cuyahoga County)
• Pickaway County Agricultural Development Roadmap to the Future, submitted by Pickaway Progress Partnership (Pickaway County)
• Planning for a Regional Food Hub in Portage County (Portage County)
• Downtown Farmers’ Market in Bowling Green Planning Project (Wood County)
• Countryside Initiative Association – Raising the Production and Efficiency of Farms in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (based in Summit County)