Urban Agriculture in the United States: Characteristics, Challenges, and Technical Assistance Needs
Urban agriculture offers potential benefits to urban areas and has captured the attention of residents and policymakers. Some challenges of urban agriculture are unique to the urban setting, and many farmers do not receive adequate technical assistance. Based on a national survey of urban farmers and interviews, this article explores the challenges and technical assistance needs of these farms. The urban agriculture sector is one of young, recently established farms and farmers. Profitability, financing, and production costs were rated the highest challenges. Farmers also reported moderate to high technical assistance needs in many other areas that Extension staff can address.
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Oberholtzer, L., Dimitri, C., & Pressman, A. (2014). Urban Agriculture in the United States: Characteristics, Challenges, and Technical Assistance Needs. The Journal of Extension, 52(6), Article 28. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol52/iss6/28