The Iowa Food Policy Council: a case study

dc.contributor.advisor Carlton Basmajian Dean, John
dc.contributor.department Community and Regional Planning 2018-08-12T05:56:21.000 2020-06-30T02:45:26Z 2020-06-30T02:45:26Z Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2012 2013-06-05 2012-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>While legislative and administrative decisions are made by government entities, food policy councils (FPCs) will often recommend and implement food policy decisions at the local and regional levels. When created, the Iowa Food Policy Council (IFPC) became the second state-wide FPC in existence. With Iowa being a leader in the production of corn, soybeans and pork for domestic consumption and export, the state's importance in the national-- as well global-- food production system cannot be underestimated (U.S. Department of Agriculture 2007). The Iowa Food Policy Council offered a voice for small-scale producers, food justice advocates, and others who represented an alternative to the typical commodity-dominated agricultural interests of Iowa. Through a single-case study methodology using in-depth interviews and content analysis, this analysis examines the challenges and opportunities experienced by the IFPC from its beginning to its collapse. The results of this research demonstrate the significance of establishing a legacy of convening that may continue without a formal structure. This research also questions why stakeholders become involved and, just as importantly, why they stay involved. Existing FPC literature does not include a single-case study methodology; this analysis will provide a foundation for future FPC research.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Organizational Behavior and Theory
dc.subject.disciplines Public Policy
dc.subject.keywords food policy
dc.subject.keywords food policy councils
dc.subject.keywords food systems
dc.subject.keywords organization legacy
dc.subject.keywords single-case study
dc.subject.keywords State of Iowa
dc.title The Iowa Food Policy Council: a case study
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relation.isOrgUnitOfPublication 89cad1dd-0d07-4067-a961-fe0e798c691f Sustainable Agriculture thesis Master of Community and Regional Planning
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