A Look at a Few Resources Using U.S. Department of Agriculture Open Data
Resources Mentioned Include:
- Farmers Market Data and Ratings Comparisons
- API For the Farmers Market Directory
- Real Time Farms (Database)
- Eat Well Guide (Database)
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), the USDA agency responsible for the National Farmers Market Directory, will continue gathering and refining the data and sharing it. Until then, the improvements made in the Farmers Market Directory this year–mapping functions, expanded search capabilities, and the ability to create custom reports–make the information more useful and more pliable for developers and farmers market fans alike. Later in the fall AMS plans to release additional farmers market data sets.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.