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Regional Food Economy: 2013 Conference

Spokane’s Power of Our Regional Food Economy: 2013 Conference is a one-of-a-kind invitation for businesses and community members to play an active role in improving the wealth and health of our community. A strong regional food system is a core element of a strong regional economy. This day-long collaboration will illustrate the business case for the development of a road map for area professionals interested in growing their bottom line, while at the same time fostering our regional food economy—a true systems approach to the food sector.

When
April 19, 2013 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Who should attend
Professionals, business owners, producers, policy makers, entrepreneurs and community members are all welcome.
Keynote Speaker
Economist Ken Meter is a can’t-miss speaker with a national reputation as the ground level expert for enhancing local food systems. Meter is considered one of the country’s foremost food system analysts in integrating market analysis, business development, systems thinking and social concerns.
Sessions
Local Food Systems, Financing, Food Distribution Hubs, and Planning and Design
Future outcomes
(1) Foundations for a regional food systems study, leading to a food action plan (2) Urban ordinance related to food issues (3) Capacity building by increasing m­embership in existing organizations (4) Creating a Food Systems Council
Networking
Come early and stay late to view exhibits and exchange ideas with others.
Highlight
The conference lunch will showcase the creative efforts of a local institution making good on regional foods, as well as delicious local offerings in a mini-farmers’ market setting.
Where
Spokane’s University District, Phase One Building, 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd.
Cost
$35 registration includes lunch and parking
 
 
For more information visit: www.realfoodspokane.org

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