Innovators in Rural Community Economic Development


Yellow Wood brings a special combination of content and process expertise to our work.

We invite you to explore our work.  Recent projects and presentations are listed below.  You can explore additional work using the various tags in the right hand column.

WealthWorks Training, October 2014 - August 2015

Participants in the third WealthWorks training, which began in October 2014 and runs through August 2015, come from organizations and states across the country, including Agricultural Utilization Research Institute…

What Works III and National Value-Added Agriculture Joint Conference in Baltimore, “Developing Measures that Matter”

The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development's What Works Conference Series hosted a joint regional conference with the National Value Added Agriculture Conference on "Enhancing Food Security and Rural Viability through Innovative Food System…

Measurement Workshop, Baltimore, MD, May 2014

Melissa Levy and Samantha Dunn co-presented a half-day public workshop on the You Get What You Measure® process in Baltimore, MD.  Attendees came from the Farmers Market Coalition and the University of Maryland.

eXtension Evaluation Professional Development Community of Practice, Strategic Planning Services

The eXtension Evaluation PDCoP is charged with providing assistance, resources, and expertise in evaluation to colleagues throughout the Cooperative Extension Service of USDA and across all Extension content areas using electronic media. The eXtension…

Evaluation 2007: Evaluation and Learning, the American Evaluation Assocation's 2007 Annual Conference

Presented "Introduction to You Get What You Measure®" at Evaluation 2007: Evaluation and Learning, the American Evaluation Assocation's 2007 annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Shanna Ratner co-presented with Kim Norris.

Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Outcome Funding Evaluation

Yellow Wood evaluated the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program and its work helping advance farming systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities through a nationwide research and education…

Survey to Determine Economic Cost to Employers of Mobilized RC Members

Yellow Wood partnered with another firm, Camp and Associates, on a project with the Department of Defense to study the economic impacts on businesses of mobilized reservist employees. As part of this project, Yellow Wood planned and facilitated a number…

Feasibility Study for a Farmer-Owned Dairy Processing Facility in Frederick County, Maryland

Yellow Wood worked with the Frederick County Dairy Processing Task Force to determine the feasibility of a venture focused on selling Maryland dairy products to Maryland consumers. Work included trend analysis of dairy consumption, regional demand…

Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program Outcome Funding

Yellow Wood Associates, Inc. worked with NESARE in piloting an outcome-funding approach to grantmaking. The work included two year’s participation in the design process, proposal reviews, interviews with potential grantees, committee work to select…

Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE)

Served a three-year term on the Administrative Council of the Northeast Region’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program.