5th Annual Real Food Real Local Conference
The 5th annual Real Food Real Local conference will take place July 18th – 20th at The Eclipse Company Store in The Plains, Ohio and here at ACEnet in Athens, Ohio.
Whether you are a local food entrepreneur, farmer, processor, retailer, or locavore, this event has something for everyone: creative ideas, proven approaches, great connections, plenty of interaction and fun!
This year’s conference will focus on the economic impacts of local/regional food, the development of distribution hubs, retail markets and shared-use facilities. Expect in-depth panel sessions, tour options, engaging workshops and structured networking opportunities… plus great local food!
The 2016 keynote speaker will be Sara Eckhouse. Ms. Eckhouse serves as Senior Advisor to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, focusing on local and regional food systems and related issues. From 2012 to 2016, Sara was Chief of Staff at USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), which facilitates the competitive and efficient marketing of agricultural products in domestic and international markets.
For conference schedule & registration, please see our conference event page HERE! We will be updating the posted agenda as more details become available.
For more information about the Real Food * Real Local Institute, you can visit the RFRL website HERE.