Regional Food Systems in Nebraska: Report on Consumer, Producer, and Institutional Focus Groups

In February 2013, the Center for Rural Affairs (CFRA) released a report Regional Food Systems in Nebraska: The Views of Consumers, Producers and Institutions, analyzing the results of a survey responded to by Nebraskans on local food system issues.

After the survey was completed, CFRA held a series of focus groups for each of the project relevant groups – consumers, producers, food-serving institutions and grocery stores. This supplemental report provides findings and observations from those focus groups.

This was a partnership with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, CFRA, and the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society, and funded through a grant from the Federal State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP) of the Agricultural Marketing Service of USDA. This project seeks to identify the prospects and challenges of creating a regional food system in Nebraska.

Focus group findings are attached below.