NTAE: Buy, Cook, Eat Local – Cooking Demonstrations Feature Story

Publication Description

While changing food habits isn’t easy, learning how to cook healthy food using farm fresh ingredients may help people improve their diets. An innovative program that Penn State Extension educators launched in spring 2023 is lowering barriers to healthy eating by introducing people to fresh produce and other local foods. This publication describes how the program works and how the team collaborates in the community, specifically with farmer’s markets, to accomplish its goals.

The publication is excerpted from the New Technologies for Ag Extension 2022-2023 Yearbook, which documents dozens of projects funded through the New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE) program. NTAE is a cooperative agreement between USDA NIFA, Oklahoma State University, and the Extension Foundation. The goal of the New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE) grant is to incubate, accelerate, and expand promising work that will increase the impact of the Cooperative Extension System (CES) in the communities it serves, and provide models that can be adopted or adapted by Extension teams across the nation.

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Penn State University


Content Contributors:

Amber Denmon, azd241@psu.edu, Penn State Extension

Olivia Lawler, Penn State Extension

Mary Alice Gettings, magetttings@psu.edu, Penn State Extension

Sam Zlotorzynski , Penn State Extension

Lena Aiken, laa5652@psu.edu, Penn State Extension

Publication Audience
Cooperative Extension
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Publication Date
October 6th, 2023
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