USDA launched the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food initiative in 2009 as a way to harness the Department's resources for local and regional food systems and publicize them widely. Since its launch, the initiative has advanced USDA's understanding of and support for local and regional food efforts in important ways. Read some of the conclusions we've taken from this work in this section of the KYF Compass. Then visit the interactive map for a picture of the national landscape of USDA support for local and regional foods.
The Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass and Map are being updated regularly. Come back and visit us soon. And don't forget to can sign up to receive updates on the KYF blog and KYF web site!