Food and Farm Summit in Virginia

2nd Virginia Food Security Summit: Connecting our Farms, Food, Health, and Environment, Virginia WHAT: HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF VIRGINIA’S FOOD SECURITY : On December 5 & 6th 2011, Virginia’s farm, food, health and environment advocates will meet in one place to plan for the future of food security in Virginia. Your voice is important!  Please join us for this one-day gathering of farmers, chefs, grocers, health workers, planners, and community leaders from across the state!  REGISTER NOW to save your seat at the table At the 2nd Virginia Food Security Summit YOU will: Hear national and state leaders discuss trends in our food system; Help launch the Virginia Farm to Table plan, the first statewide strategic food security plan; Develop ideas and spark action for increasing access to healthy, nutritious food in Virginia; Meet people who come from all corners of our food system; Learn from food system innovators from across Virginia; Showcase your own work in a poster WHEN: Monday, December 5, 2011 & Tuesday, December 6, 2011; WHERE: Summit Opening – Monday, December 5 - Jefferson Scholars Foundation Hall, 112 Clarke Court, Charlottesville, VA 22903 Summit Plenary – Tuesday, December 6 at Alumni Hall, 211 Emmet Street South, Charlottesville, VA 22903 LOW REGISTRATION FEE! Advance registration is available online. Registration is first-come, first-serve -- don't wait. SCHOLARSHIPS:  Thanks to a generous contribution from an anonymous sponsor, scholarships are available to ensure that the Summit is open to all who wish to attend! Register and apply for a scholarship here.

 

 

WHO SHOULD COME:

  • Farmers
  • Agricultural and public health policy makers
  • Hunger prevention people
  • Land and farm conservationists
  • Food buyers for schools, hospitals, institutions
  • Food distributors
  • CSAs
  • Farmers’ market Coordinators
  • Farm and food co-ops
  • Chefs and restaurateurs
  • Nutrition and child obesity specialists
  • Planners
  • Academics
  • Cooperative Extension
  • Sustainable Community Groups
  • Economic Development Groups

Summit Hosts: The University of Virginia, UVa Food Collaborative, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, Virginia Food System Council, Virginia State University School of Agriculture, Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Washington and Lee University, Piedmont Environmental Council

DON’T WAIT! Register for the Summit Today. http://VirginiaFoodSummit.org

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