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Food Systems Strategies for Economic Development

Thursday, December 15, 2016
11:00am – 12:00pm


From farming to fishing, processing, distribution, restaurants and agritourism, food and agriculture play an important role in Connecticut's economy. Interest is growing among consumers to connect with regional farmers and producers and communities are trying out new strategies to facilitate this. Attend this webinar to learn more about the various aspects of food systems that overlap with economic development and examples of community and business efforts to build a more connected sustainable food supply chain.

Attend this webinar to learn:

Connections between food and agricultural systems and economic development efforts Collaborative regional efforts to build efficient food distribution and aggregation systems How food producers support the local food economy Who’s involved and resources available for food based economic development strategies Agenda

What does food have to do with economic development? Laura Brown – CEcD, Community & Economic Development Educator, UConn - Extension Northwest Connecticut Food Hub Feasibility Study, Jocelyn Ayer – Community & Economic Development Director, NW Hills Council of Governments Ocean Farming and Economic Development – Emily Stengel - Deputy Director, Greenwave


Extension (primary), College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, Office of Public Engagement, UConn Master Calendar

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