Rural-Urban Connections Strategy
Coordinated Rural Opportunities Plan (CROP) Project
The Coordinated Rural Opportunities Plan— or ”CROP”— project will create a regional strategy for supporting agricultural lands rooted in the local planning and expertise existing in rural and agricultural communities throughout the region.
To create this regional strategy, this project will focus on three areas:
(1) inventory all of SACOG’s previous RUCS research related to agriculture along with all of the agricultural plans, strategies, and programs throughout the six-county region and distill that information to understand the challenges facing agriculture today and the current strategies to address them,
(2) identify general themes and geographies where existing strategies are not working as planned or where no strategies have been identified,
(3) create a framework for implementation that identifies and coordinates the unique infrastructure investments that are needed to support the continued viability of agriculture in our region.