Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Growing Our Economy; Local Food Development

GALESBURG, IL, August 27, 2013: University of Illinois Extension is presenting “Growing Our Economy” a 3-part webinar series offered this fall, that covers topics such as: Sept 13, Local Foods as an Economic Development Tool - The “Leaky Bucket” theory, cottage food industry law and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP’s); Oct 11, Case studies in Communities – Local Food Development, includes how officials can work effectively with producers; and Nov 15, Illinois: Next Steps – Where do we go from here? includes topics: value-added, food distribution options, Farm to School program, community gardens and “food deserts”.    Growing our economy -- Develop your Community Using local foods

The webinars will be held on Sept. 13, Oct. 11 and Nov. 15, 2013 from 1:30-2:30 pm. They can be accessed on-line from your personal computer. Contact your local Extension office for more information regarding attending the webinars on-site.  The program will be recorded and archived for viewing at your convenience. 

Contact:  Miki White, Local Foods/Community Development Program Coordinator.  Univ. of IL Extension, Unit 10, Galesburg, IL

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