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New Knowledge Exchange Podcast about Farmers Markets and Data Collection Now Available

The Knowledge Exchange has just published a new podcast in its series on “Emerging Research,” with Christie Welch from Direct Marketing at OSU South Centers and Darlene Wolnik with the national Farmers Market Coalition. Their new research project involves surveying farmers market operators across Ohio to find out how they’re collecting, using, and operationalizing data. Improvements to their data collection could attract new farmers and improve experiences for participants and consumers, and increase the impact of farmers markets in the community. Welch and Wolnik hope this project might also help Extension professionals learn more about how they can partner with local markets, especially SNAP-Ed professionals and FCS educators. Listen to the podcast at