Seeds 2 Sucess II – Greater Peoria Food Summit

January 28, 2015 at 2:42 pm





Downstate Food Summit:

Planning for a Sustainable Food System

Sustainable local food systems balance economic prosperity, environmental preservation, and public health while moving agricultural products from farmer to consumer. National, regional, and local trends indicate a shift in farming practices and consumer demand, as well as present an opportunity for the greater Peoria Region to capitalize on this growing economic sector.

Join us for a conversation with key leaders from Growing Power, Spence Farm Foundation, Chicago Public Schools, genHkids, and other Midwest leaders as we explore strategies to strengthening the local foods movement in our region.

The conference spans two days and includes over a dozen presentations. This year’s themes include:

o   Farm to School: Success Stories and Strategies

o   Farm to Veteran:  Supporting Military Veterans through Agriculture

o   Farm to Market: Making Local Agriculture Financially Viable

o   Community Gardens: Growing Community Involvement

o   Local Foods Policy: Responsible Strategies for Local Government

Join us for opportunity to learn from other Midwest Communities, at the Greater Peoria Regional Food Summit on Friday and Saturday, March 6 & 7 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday. (registration at 8:30 a.m.) at the Peoria Riverfront Museum located at  222 Southwest Washington Street in Peoria.

Greater Peoria Regional Food Summit/Fee for the event is $95 which includes a Continental-style breakfast and a light lunch for both days.  One day registration is $60.  These rates are for registration by February 14, 2015, after deadline registration fee of $125 for both days.  Complete the registration for the Event Here

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Peoria Extension Office at (309) 685-3140 or

University of Illinois Extension · U.S. Department of Agriculture · Local Extension Councils Cooperating

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