Together at the Table - Western UP Local Food Summit

Date: November 5, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Dee Stadium, 700 E. Lakeshore Drive, Houghton, MI 49931
Contact: Michelle Walk, 906-635-6368, walkmich@msu.edu

Together at the Table Recipes for a Sustainable Local Food System Topics to Include:

  • Understanding Community Food Systems
  • What’s up with The U.P. Food Exchange (UPFE)
  • Regional Food Hub Updates
  • Local Food Panel Discussions – Overcoming Barriers and Results
  • Future Plans at the MSU U.P. Research & Extension Center
  • Breakout Discussions on Local Food Issues
  • Latest News from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD)

Keynote Speaker: Ken Meter, Crossroads Institute

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 42 years of experience in inner-city and rural community capacity building. He will discuss his recently completed report of the Upper Peninsula. more information can be found on the U.P. Food Exchange website www.upfoodexchange.com.

The event has been approved for 3 Master Citizen Planner Credits.

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