Research Reports & Briefs

Research Reports

Landscape Architecture Service-Learning in Southern Idaho Communities: Lessons Learned from a Pilot Project with University of Idaho Extension (2013)
This report evaluates the Rapid Response Design Team, a model for student engagement that brought together graduate students, Extension faculty and community members to develop master plan and design studies for public space improvement.
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Economic Development and Education: Findings from Bonner and Boundary Counties (2013)
This report includes findings from interviews with local high school counselors and a background literature review. The Bonner Boundary Priority Planning group will use report results to frame their work in the areas of education and economic vitality.
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Local Market Opportunities for Treasure Valley Farmers: Findings from an Institutional Buyers’ Survey and Enterprise Budgets (2013)
This report identifies opportunities and obstacles for small- and medium-sized agricultural producers to sell products to institutional buyers in southern Idaho’s Treasure Valley. The report describes findings from a survey of institutional food buyers and enterprise budgets for selected crops identified by the survey as most promising.
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Enterprise Budgets, Southwestern Idaho (2012)
Cost and return estimates for small-scale farming in the Treasure Valley for the following crops:
-Apples (Fresh Market)
-Leaf Lettuce
-Peppers
-Strawberries
-Tomatoes
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Research Briefs

Review of Reports and Activities about Food & Agriculture in Idaho’s Treasure Valley (2013)
This brief summarizes the reports and activities known to the Office of Community Partnerships that focus on food and agriculture in the Treasure Valley as of July 2013.
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Local Market Opportunities for Treasure Valley Farmers: Results of an Institutional Buyers’ Survey and Enterprise Budgets (Research Brief) (2013)
This brief summarizes the findings of the report “Local Market Opportunities for Treasure Valley Farmers: Findings from an Institutional Buyers’ Survey and Enterprise Budgets”.
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An Analysis of How Reducing the Supply of Foreign-Born Labor Would Impact Idaho’s Economy (Research Brief) (2012)
This brief summarizes the findings of the report “An Analysis of How Reducing the Supply of Foreign-Born Labor Would Impact Idaho's Economy," which examines how a reduction in the supply of foreign-born labor would impact Idaho's economy.
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Research Brief: Community-Level Impacts of Idaho's Changing Dairy Industry (2012)
This brief summarizes the findings of the report “Community-Level Impacts of Idaho's Changing Dairy Industry," which analyzes the community-level impacts of Idaho's changing dairy industry, and specifically, that part of the industry involved in milk production.
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