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The Positive Impact of Local Food in Our Community

Hosted by the Montgomery County Food Policy Coalition

 University of Dayton River Campus, Meyer Room

1700 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton, Ohio

An informative session with a focus on the community benefits of local food--

 --Why is it important to support our local producers?

--What are our children learning about food and farming in the classroom?

--How can we help give our local economy a boost and bring fresh, local food into our homes?

--Learn about the current initiatives in our community and envision future

possibilities.

Meet the experts in their fields –

 --Brian Raison, OSU Extension—Why Local Foods are Important to Our Community

--Tony Logan, USDA—Regional Food Hubs

--Bethany Ramsey, Five Rivers MetroParks—Public Market meets Farmers Market

--Kimberly Collett, Olive, an Urban Dive—Dive into Local Foods!

--Charity Krueger, Aullwood Audubon Center—Education is Our Best Farm Product

--Joshua Jennings, Global Impact STEM Academy— Food Science, Bioscience, Energy, and Environment

--Kevin Phillips & Michele Hodson, Valley View Schools — Volunteerism and Service Learning

through Gardening

--Anthony Staubach, Wilmington College—Students, Gardening, and Passion

--Suzanne Mills-Wasniak, OSU Extension—Farm to School Program

--Tonia Fish, Synergy Incubators—Growing Food Business in Dayton

--Sherry Chen, B-W Greenway—Creating Change, You Really Are What You Eat

--Kelly Smith, Cleveland PreK-6 School—The Gardens at Cleveland PreK-6 School

RSVP by November 5, 2013 to Emily Bradford at bradforde@mcohio.org or call 937-225-6470. There is no fee for this event and lunch will be provided.