Monday, November 17, 2014

Creating Economic Development through Local Food Systems Workshop

A one day workshop will be held on Friday, December 12, 2014 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Kress Farm Garden Preserve, 5137 Glade Chapel Rd, Hillsboro, MO.

A food system includes everything associated with growing, processing, storing, distributing, transporting and selling food. Improving and expanding a local food system represents an opportunity to build entrepreneurship, small businesses and jobs.

This workshop will explore issues and road blocks beginning with opportunities and challenges including three key aspects: place, product, and promotion. Participants will also learn about the benefits and challenges of shared processing facilities (commercial kitchens, incubators and food hubs) as strategies for regional business development and job creation.

Workshop highlights:
  • Growing Local Food Systems: Benefits, Challenges and Opportunities in Emerging Local Food Networks
  • Community Food Processing Facilities
  • Building a Curriculum in Sustainable Food Systems and Entrepreneurship
  • Meat Food Hub: What does it take to Create One?
  • Funding Opportunities for Local Food Systems
  • Kansas City Food Hub Feasibility Study
  • Round Table Discussions
  • Strengths of the existing local food systems
  • Barriers to local food systems
  • Create list of those doing local food systems presently

Fee: $20 per person. Fee includes workshop materials, speakers, and lunch. 
Registration Deadline: December 9, 2014
Make check payable to: Jefferson County Extension Council and mail to: University of Missouri Extension P.O. Box 497 Hillsboro, MO 63050.

For any questions contact Debi Kelly at 636-797-5391

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