Ken Meter is one of the most experienced food system analysts in the U.S., integrating market analysis, business development, systems thinking, and social concerns. As president of Crossroads Resource Center in Minneapolis, Meter holds 39 years experience in inner-city and rural community capacity building. His "Finding Food in Farm Country" studies have promoted local food networks in 50 regions in 22 states, and one Canadian province. As coordinator of public process for the City of Minneapolis Sustainability Initiative, he guided over 85 residents in creating a 50-year vision for the city including sustainability measures. He heads the proposal review process for USDA Community Food Projects, and serves on the editorial advisory committee of the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. He is co-covenor of the Community Economic Development working group for the Community Food Security Coalition. Meter taught economics at the University of Minnesota, and the Harvard Kennedy School.