Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Conference

Posted by on May 24, 2010

2010 Annual Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Conference

June 13-15, 2010
Atlantic City, NJ

The 2010 NAREA annual meeting will be held on June 13-15, 2010 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino. A post-conference workshop on local foods  will be held at the Trump Plaza immediately following the annual meeting.  Located in the heart of the northeast and within easy driving distance of a third of the population of the United States, Atlantic City is convenient to get to whether you ride a bus, take a train, drive, or fly. The seaside resort is readily accessible by air through two nearby International Airports or by car and bus along three major highways.

Economics of Local Food Markets
Local Food Markets is a high-visibility issue area distinguished by a number of economic and marketing questions that demand research-based answers.  Descriptive and quantitative analyses of local food systems are lacking despite the explosion of popular interest among farmers, consumers, retailers, and policy makers.  Local food systems are characterized by direct marketing from farmers to consumers as well as expanding derived demand in the food service and retailing sectors for foods of local or regional origin.  Most sources define “local” as food grown within 100 to 300 miles of the consumption point or within state boundaries, but even this definition is based more on geography and infrastructure than economics.

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