Connecting farmers, ranchers, and fishermen with area food buyers
The Event

Save the Date!

The 9th annual Local Food Connection is happening on Monday, February 2, 2015 at Lane Community College in Eugene. 

The Local Food Connection connects local farmers, ranchers and fishermen with area food buyers (chefs, grocery stores, restaurants, and distributors), creating business opportunities that support and sustain our local food supply system.  The day is filled with a keynote address–this year focusing on distribution– a networking session, workshops, and a fabulous local lunch.  


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2015 Agenda

7:30     Registration begins (continental breakfast provided)

8:30     Welcoming remarks

8:45     Keynote: Standing Stone Brewery

9:30     Networking Session

11:00     Morning Workshops

  • Navigating the Dietary Restrictions Market
  • Are Grower’s Cooperatives right for you?
  • Show me the Money
  • Local Food Purchasing 101
  • Diversifying Your Farm through Agritourism

12:30     Lunch

2:00      Afternoon Workshops

  • Working group session: Farm Tech
  • Working group session: Let’s Talk Food Hubs
  • Working group session: Institutional Food Buying
  • Social Media 2.0
  • Regional Food Branding

3:30      Closing Comments

4-7       Post Conference Mixer at Sprout! Regional Food Hub in Springfield 


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Registration is now open!





Ticket cost is $30. Online registration will close at noon on January 29th.

To register for a vendor table please contact Katy at  Space is limited.

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