Economics Assessment Team

The Economic Assessment helps residents find and interpret information that puts farming’s economic contributions into perspective. It may also help to identify opportunities for new business ventures.


For the past eight months, the Economics Assessment Team has worked to gather data that helps us understand the impact of farming on our community. This information was presented at the November 2004 Community Agriculture Forum and their report is available here for download.


Economics Team Final Report PDF file size: 92kb


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If you have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can easily download these forms. If Acrobat Reader is installed correctly and configured as a plug-in to your browser, when you click on one of the links above it will open up the form in your Acrobat Reader program.

If Acrobat Reader doesn't open up when you click on the form link, then another window will come up with two options. If you choose "save to disk," make a note which directory you save the file ".pdf" in. You will then need to open up Adobe Acrobat Reader and open the ".pdf" file from the directory you saved it into. If you choose "open file," your computer will either know to open up Acrobat Reader automatically, or it will prompt you and ask which program it should open to view this document.

If you don't have Acrobat Reader, click on the gold box above to access Adobe's Web site, where you can download the free program according to their step-by-step instructions. You will only need to do this once, and you will be able to use Acrobat for reading future course schedules as well as many other documents on the Web.