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Carlos Coleman

Carlos Coleman is an Agricultural Marketing Specialist in the Local Food Research and Development Division (formerly MSD) of the United States Department of Agriculture who works to improve economic opportunities for small and mid-sized agricultural producers. He conducts research on best practices for the development of direct-to-consumer and intermediated marketing channels and is interested in exploring their potential for anchoring economic development efforts in underserved and blighted communities. Current projects include the USDA National Farmers Market Manager Survey,
The Local Food Research Design Workshop for Communities and Practitioners, and an Assessment of a Farmers Market/Subscription Program administered by the Georgia Farmers Market Association.

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