Posts Tagged: Ken Meter

Why ‘Middleman’ Doesn’t Have to be a Dirty Word for Farmers

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At a time when we’re all scanning the dark horizon of recession land for any economic spark, local food systems look to be a flare-up that’s got some staying power. The past several weeks have been full of signs that both in  Minnesota and nationally producing and consuming food in our own collective backyard isn’t… Read more »

Food, Farming & Relationships—A Love Story

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When food system pioneer Ken Meter set out to do an analysis of an entire state’s food system, he figured he’d unearth some impressive statistics and gain a few insights into the complicated nature of producing, processing, transporting and marketing all those fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy products. Recommend on Facebook Share on google plus… Read more »

Ringing up a Healthier Food System

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As we’ve said in this blog before, a conversation with Ken Meter of the Crossroads Resource Center is always an enlightening experience. His economic analyses of food and farming systems here in Minnesota and across the country have provided some real eye-opening insights into just how dysfunctional our corn-bean-feedlot machine is. Most recently, he’s taken… Read more »