The Many Faces of Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food
The USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan and local, state and federal government, business and not for profit organizations from twelve states in America’s heartland gathered at the conference.
This one-day conference hosted by USDA’s Illinois Rural Development & Food & Nutrition Service Midwest Region, offers organizations, state and federal agencies, institutions and others involved with agriculture an opportunity to learn about successful models, resources, strategies and opportunities for supporting, cultivating and growing local/regional food systems in the Midwest, including learning about available support from USDA agencies.
Bite-sized presentations on best practices and successful strategies from across the region.
Meaty Midwest Morsels and More Tasty Tidbits (a/k/a successful models) from the Midwest.
Large companies with local food approaches/initiatives — national food service distributor, grocery retail and nonprofit — share information on their activities.
Direct retailers share information on purchasing and selling local foods.
Last Updated: 04/19/2012