CEFS 2009 Farm to Fork Summit

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CEFS 2009 Farm to Fork Summit

Time: March 2, 2009 to March 3, 2009
Location: NC State University
Website or Map: http://www.cefsfarmtofork.com/
Event Type: planning
Organized By: CEFS
Latest Activity: Jan 29, 2009

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Event Description

On March 2nd and 3rd, CEFS will bring forth all that it has learned at the
2009 Farm to Fork SUMMIT.
We invite you to join us to be a game changer.

NC State University McKimmon Center,
Raleigh, NC
$35 registration fee, including
a local lunch and evening reception on Monday: see draft agenda
(click on CEFS web site below)

Participants in the day and a half summit will

explore the outcomes of the six regional meetings and Working Issues Teams, provide input about “game changer” and “local tool box” ideas, and help produce a Statewide Action Plan for Building a Local Food Economy.

Areas of focus include:summit-flower32

* Expanding institutional, retail and food service markets for small and medium-sized farms.
* Farm-to-School programming
* Public health and food access disparities
* Direct markets
* New and transitioning farmers support
* Community gardens and farms
* Land Use & Local Government Initiatives
* Youth & Social Networking
* Consumer Outreach & Marketing
* Processing & Other Physical Infrastructure
* Formalizing the Initiative: Foundations & Baselines

Summit participants will also meet with other attendees to develop regional leadership around implementing ideas and action plans for ongoing communication, networking, and initiatives.

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