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 October 12, 2018

Attend the 2nd Annual Massachusetts Food System Forum

 

2nd Annual Massachusetts Food System Forum
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 • 9:30 am - 3:30pm
DoubleTree Hotel, 99 Erdman Way, Leominster
Registration Now Open

Speakers:
Kathleen Merrigan, former United States Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
MA State Representative Steve Kulik

Join us for a day of networking and collaborating as we build on the success of last year’s MA Food System Forum and the three years we have all spent working toward the goals of the MA Local Food Action Plan. Come hear presentations from food system organizations working toward the goals of the MA Local Food Action Plan, learn about the progress made by campaigns during the recent legislative session, and help build on successes as we all continue to work together toward a sustainable and equitable food system. 

Agenda
Welcome
Food system organizations working toward the goals of the MA Local Food Action Plan

  • Jack Wiggin - Senior Research Fellow, UMass-Boston
  • Dan Rosenberg - Owner, Real Pickles
  • John Wang - Regional Director, The Food Project
  • Rebecca Haag - Executive Director, Island Grown Initiative
  • More speakers to be announced

Keynote: Kathleen Merrigan, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
Locally-sourced Lunch
Food and Agriculture policy in MA: MA State Representative Steve Kulik
Presentations and small group discussions about current food and agriculture policy campaigns and opportunities for collaboration:

  • Healthy Incentives Program
  • Close the SNAP Gap
  • The MA Food Trust
  • Breakfast After the Bell
  • Mass Farm to School
  • Food Waste
  • And others to be announced

Registration
As we have reached capacity, registration is now closed. Please email Brittany Peats with questions.



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