Sunday, January 3, 2010

South Carolina Local Foods Workshop - Jan. 29

This announcement came in from our alumna Beth Crocker who serves as Counsel for the South Carolina Department of Agriculture. Beth has been instrumental in South Carolina's impressive local foods campaign. That's Beth and one of her dogs, Jake pictured at left.

Sustainable South Carolina
Local Food Systems Workshop
January 29, 2010
8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Hilton Columbia Center
924 Senate Street
Columbia, South Carolina

Currently the demand for locally-produced foods in South Carolina is much greater than the supply, creating tremendous economic opportunities for local farms and markets and also consumers interested in a more healthy diet. This workshop will address local food policies in South Carolina from farm to fork, looking at all aspects of food policy in South Carolina including sustainable production, distribution and consumption trends and why a sustainable food system is advantageous to South Carolina. The goal of the workshop is to explore challenges and opportunities leading to the development of sustainable food systems for South Carolina, including key economic, environmental, food distribution and health aspects that are critical to sustainable, local food systems. The result of this workshop will be a set of written guiding principles for achieving a more sustainable, local food system in South Carolina.

The registration deadline is January 8, 2010. More information and registration details can be found on the South Carolina Department of Agriculture Food Policy Counsel website.

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