This article reports on the perceptions of Extension educators who served as the Local Food Coordinators (LFCs) in promoting the North Carolina Local Food initiative. The study determined Extension agents' perceptions about the local food campaign, its impacts, campaigning partners, campaign materials, challenges, and alternatives. It was a descriptive survey research conducted with all LFCs in NC. The findings of the study support the notion that promoting local foods has positive impacts on local economies and communities, and has implications for other Extension Services to promote local food campaign as a sustainable community development initiative.
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Ingerson, K., Jayaratne, K., Wymore, T., & Creamer, N. (2014). Extension Educators' Perceptions About the NC 10% Local Food Campaign: Impacts, Challenges, and Alternatives. The Journal of Extension, 52(2), Article 20. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol52/iss2/20