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.
- 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