Farming for Food Quality – Symposium and Seminars
CSANR Project 026
This was not a research project, it was an educational event. all the presentations were videotaped and put on line along with the powerpoint presentations so other people could view them. The web site is http://ext.nrs.wsu.edu/Video/FoodQuality/index.htm. However, the video files are no longer active.
Additional Funds Leveraged
Co-sponsors who provided funding:
Oregon State University
The Organic Center
Funding details not available. OSU provided funds for keynote speaker travel from England ($2,000). WSARE funds were from state PDP (probably $1000).
Impacts and Outcomes
The symposium reached over 100 people. About 75 filled out evaluation forms. They rated the event an average of 4.2 out of 5 for high quality educational experience. 95% said it increased their understanding of the impact of farming practices on food quality. Steve Jones partnered on a research project funded by QLIF (EU funding) as a direct result of the symposium. Verbal feedback from participants was very positive, many saying it was the best educational event they had attended in a long time.