Friday, January 14, 2011

Iowa's Local Food Initiative released

Great day at the Wisconsin Local Foods Summit in Elkhart Lake this week. Our presentation was packed. Innovation Kitchen Food Service Director (and Master of the Universe) Annette was even there to check on what I'm saying in public. Talk about pressure...

I met some great new friends and connected with colleagues I haven't seen in a while.

My favorite part was to catch up with my friend and our keynote speaker Rich Pirog, leader of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Institute's Marketing and Food System Initiative, in beautiful Ames, Iowa.

Rich and his team just released their Iowa Local Farm and Food Plan, based on a thorough public participation process. This is a great proposal. Those interested in regional food systems should know and support this kind of work.

I salute Rich and his multiple Iowa food networks for their inspiring work.

Forward local foods everywhere!

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture's web site for their Iowa Local Farm and Food Plan

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel piece on the 2011 Wisconsin Local Food Summit

Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen

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