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University of Connecticut College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Community Food Security

 

About the Authors

Adam N. Rabinowitz is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Connecticut. He teaches food policy and conducts research on policy issues including milk pricing, geographic food access, and marketing to children. He obtained bachelor's and master's degrees in Economics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1999 and 2002, respectively. He has worked as the primary research assistant in the Food Marketing Policy Center and the Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy since 2002.

Jiff Martin is the Sustainable Food System Associate for University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System. She has ten years of experience working on food and agriculture issues in Connecticut. Her recent work includes outreach education regarding farmland leasing, connecting consumers to local farm products through buyctgrown.com, developing beginner farmer extension programs, and fostering collaboration through state and regional food system networks. She was the State Director for American Farmland Trust (2006-2010) and the Food Policy Director at Hartford Food System (2002-2005). She received a M.S. in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition from Tufts University and an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy.

Acknowledgements

Funding for the 2012 Community Food Security in Connecticut: An Evaluation and Ranking of 169 Towns was provided by the University of Connecticut Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy via USDA-NIFA Grant No. 2010-306-34178-20766, the Cooperative Extension System via Smith Lever funds, and the State of Connecticut Food Policy Council.

The following students assisted with research and data collection for the study: Kendall Erskine, Xun Li, Wesley Nichols, and Lingqiao Qi.

Special thanks to Rigoberto A. Lopez, Professor and Head of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at University of Connecticut’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Director of the Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy for his encouragement and support throughout the project. The authors are also grateful to the following reviewers and advisors: Linda Drake, Chair of the CT Food Policy Council, Nutritionist and Program Director of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program at the University of Connecticut; Joshua Berning, Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and Hadley Rosen, Marketing and Communications Manager for the Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy.

The University of Connecticut Center for Land Use Education and Research provided additional web and map development support. Special thanks to Cary Chadwick for her assistance.

 

 

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