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

Happy year of connecting!

See you next year for Local Food Connection 2016! Always the first Monday in February.


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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
  • Is a Grower’s Cooperative 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: Let’s Talk Food Hubs
  • Working group session: Institutional Food Buying
  • Social Media 2.0
  • Simplifying Organic Certification
  • 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 Closed


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