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NGFN Food Hub Collaboration Spring 2014 Conference: "Finding Common Measures," "Measures that Matter"

Tags: Agriculture, Community Economic Development, Measurement, Natural Resource Based Economic Development, Strategic Planning, Training, You Get What You Measure

Client Name: Wallace Center at Winrock International

Client Type: Non-profit

Year: 2014

Location: North Carolina

Shanna Ratner and Jackie LeBlanc presented two sessions at the NGFN Food Hub Collaboration Spring 2014 Conference in Raleigh, NC: “Finding Common Measures for the Nation’s Food Hubs” and “Measures that Matter.” In “Finding Common Measures,” Yellow Wood shared updates on their work with the Wallace Center to develop a common set of metrics for food hubs to track the contributions they are making at the community level and shared stories about how food hubs are making impacts in these areas. In “Measures that Matter,” Yellow Wood and Kristen Suokko of Local Food Hub discussed how food hubs have used You Get What You Measure®, a systems-based analysis, to identify priority measures that tell them if they are making progress towards their goals.

Session Links: Finding Common Measures
Session Links: Measures that Matter