Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF2) is a USDA-wide effort to carry out the president's commitment to strengthening local and regional food systems.

General About the Organization/Mission

The mission of the organization is to support the critical connection between farmers and consumers and to strengthen USDA's support for local and regional food systems.

Basic Info

Type of Organization Non-profit
Primary Contact
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Issues of Focus

This USDA organizations works to build connections between farmers and consumers. The goal is to begin a dialouge between producers and consumers that allows consumers to better understand where their food has come from. 

History of Organization

Started during President Obama's first term as president, this organization seeks to continue the President's commitment to local and regional food systems. 

Programs and Projects 

The Know your Farmer, Know your Food initiative offers programs and grants to help facilitate this communication between producers and consumers. 

Partners and Frequent Collaborators

Future Developments for This Wiki

A more comprehensive overview of the President's specific policy decisions and efforts with this program would be beneficial.