Dr. Steve Ventura, Soil Science and Environmental Studies,University of Wisconsin-Madison. Growth in demand for locally produced food has generated (renewed) interest in urban food production, including backyard gardens, small commercial farms, community gardens, and new forms of agriculture. However, access to safe, secure land is a significant challenge in already developed areas. This talk will discuss issues of land tenure and land suitability analysis from site to city scales, and present cases from Madison and Milwaukee. Presented at the 2014 University of Wisconsin-Madison Geospatial Summit.