The Lakes to Land Regional Initiative identified a need for agricultural vitality throughout the region. Through the Alliance for Economic Success, L2L received a grant from the Department of Treasury Competitive Grant Assistance Program to conduct an inventory of the Farm and Food System in the Lakes to Land region. Project manager Cassi Meitl of Beckett & Raeder spent the summer of 2014 surveying and interviewing agricultural producers, processors, distributors, and consumers as well as compiling research from across the country on best local food practices. The assessment report was completed on August 20, and the Lakes to Land Leadership Team and stakeholders will determine the next steps and appropriate strategies based on the input gathered. Please click the link below to read the full report!