Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass Unveiled
March 2, 2012

This week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan unveiled the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF) Compass, an interactive web-based document and map highlighting U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) support for local and regional food projects and successful producer, business and community case studies. The secretaries emphasized how local and regional food systems across the country create additional economic opportunities for farmers, ranchers and food entrepreneurs, expand healthy food access and meet growing customer demand. 
 
Read about local and regional food systems and view the USDA-supported local and regional food projects at www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=KYF_COMPASS.