Local Food Systems Highlighted at Governor’s Summit



BOZEMAN, MT (October, 28, 2016) – The Governor’s Local Food & Agriculture Summit is Friday, October 28th and 29th in Bozeman, MT on the campus of Montana State University. The summit will examine local food systems and explore opportunities for expanding these systems.

The summit is structured around topical tracks. Attendees will be asked to pick a track and stay with it for a good part of the summit, so they can take an in-depth look at the topics, identify challenges that exist, and brainstorm ways to address them. The tracks will be a mixture of panel presentations, small group discussions, and attendees prioritizing next steps. All tracks will report out their top recommendations at the summit’s conclusion.


Jan Tusick is Director of the Mission Mountain food Enterprise Center in Ronan, MT and is also a Montana Farmers Union Board Member. She and countless other volunteers have worked hard to organize the Summit and explains more about the tracks being offered.




Fred Kirshenmann is with the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University and is one of the Summit’s keynote presenters. He says now more so then ever consumers want to know where their food comes from and have a relationship with local farmers and ranchers.



For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit www.foosummit.ncat.org.


Source: Russell Nemetz-Northern Ag Network 

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