SoHE News & Stories: June 23 – June 29

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CommNS Affiliate’s Research Aids Local Farmers Markets

Professor Alfonso MoralesCommNS Affiliate and Urban and Regional Planning Professor Alfonso Morales has been collecting data on the economic impact of community farmers markets with graduate student Lauren Suerth. After having already worked with nine farmers markets in three regions by 2015, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation learned of their project and asked Morales and Suerth to bring the approach to a handful of markets within the state. They ended up creating Metrics + Indicators for Impact, or MIFI, an online toolkit that provides markets with proven strategies to collect data, interpret information and make customized reports. Read more about his involvement here.

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