2012 Local Foods Network Event: Taking the Product to Market

Virginia Cooperative Extension in partnership with Field to Friends, The Reynolds Homestead, and Virginia FAIRS will host the

2012 Local Foods Network:  Taking the Product to Market

on Thursday, October 18, 2012,

at the

Spencer Penn Centre

 475 Spencer-Penn Road, Spencer, VA 24165

 Conference registration is $18 and includes lunch and conference materials. To register, call Lisa Martin at the Reynolds Homestead 276.694.7181 ext 22 or e-mail her at martinlm@vt.edu  Registration checks should be made payable to Treasurer of Virginia Tech and mailed to Reynolds Homestead; 463 Homestead Lane; Critz, VA 24082.  All registrations must be received by Friday, October 12.

This conference features an array of speakers (see the attached program), including

  • Gordon Groover, Extension Economist Farm Management;
  • Karleigh Bacon, Virginia Tech Food Sciences Department,
  • Jim Matson with Matson Consulting;
  • Lisa Fulz, Martinsville Henry County Economic Development;
  • Leah Manning, West Piedmont Planning District, and
  • Matt Mattox, The Martin Agency.
  • In addition, a panel of farmers will share their story on how they moved their products from the farm to the consumer.  The panel includes Jessica Sturm, Bob Tuggle, and Donnie Montgomery.

Each will inspire and challenge all local food system stakeholders to examine the successes and challenges of moving their products from the field to the consumer.

To register, call Lisa Martin at the Reynolds Homestead 276.694.7181 ext 22 or e-mail her at martinlm@vt.edu  Registration checks should be made payable to Treasurer of Virginia Tech and mailed to Reynolds Homestead; 463 Homestead Lane; Critz, VA 24082.  All registrations must be received by Friday, October 12.

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