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Event: Springfield MO Feb. 5 2015

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Bonnieblue2A:
Seeds of Prosperity: Local Food as Economic Development

location:   University Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Springfield

date/time:  February 5th, 8:00AM-3:30PM

cost: $75.00  (scholarships may be available for farmers and producers)

online registration: http://extension.missouri.edu/greene


--- Quote --- WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES

The “Seeds of Prosperity” program will provide a forum for discussion between key stakeholders, and will connect large markets with locally grown food and local farmers.

Food Hub experts will give presentations and serve on a panel discussion to engage with those attending the program. In addition, many supporting organizations will be present and to offer resources and assistance.

Organizers say one of the objectives of the workshop is to develop cohesive relationships between key food system partners and build a shared understanding of the local food landscape

Another objective is to create a cohesive effort to seize Southwest Missouri’s economic development opportunities that link food business with the community and food producers. The end-goal is the creation of a food hub in Springfield area.
 
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more information at link:
  http://friendsofthegarden.org/fog-blog/2015/01/27/local-food-as-economic-development-topic-of-the-seeds-of-prosperity-program-in-springfield-on-feb-5/


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