Dessie and Jenn will be attending the roundtable along with other "local food advocates from around Ohio to discuss current issues relevant to Ohio’s local food movement." (Read the full press release after the jump). The agenda for the roundtable features some interesting breakout sessions, including: "Innovative Local Food Distribution" and "Small Scale Local Food Processing" in the morning session. The afternoon will feature "Making the Economic Case for Local Food Systems" and "Building Partnerships in Local Food Policy."
Wilmington College invited Director Boggs and Program Manager Lipstreu to campus in early June to discuss the state's progress on the sustainable agriculture front, and to talk with growers and distributors here about how to grow our local food economy. I wrote about that talk here, and hope to have some good content to report after Thursday's roundtable. Consider attending and stay in the know with sustainable ag issues in our state.
Press release below
Director Boggs to Address Ohio Local Foods Roundtable on Nov. 12
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (Nov. 9, 2009) – Media are invited to attend Ohio Agriculture Director Robert Boggs’ address at the Ohio Local Foods Roundtable on Nov. 12, 2009. Media availability with the director will follow. The roundtable is a gathering of Ohio Food Policy Council members and local food advocates from across Ohio to discuss current issues relevant to Ohio’s local food movement.
WHO: Ohio Agriculture Director Robert Boggs
Sustainable Agriculture Senior Program Manager Amalie Lipstreu
WHAT: Ohio Local Foods Roundtable
WHEN: Nov. 12
11:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Media availability with Director Boggs to immediately follow.
WHERE: Ohio Department of Agriculture
Auditorium, Bromfield Building
8995 E. Main St.
Ohio has 11 local food policy councils in addition to the state food policy council. Those involved are working to increase access to local foods, increase farm prosperity and retain monies spent by Ohioans on food.
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Media Contact: Kaleigh Frazier, Public Information Officer, 614-728-6211