Saturday, April 20, 2013

Next presentation - Healthy Local Food Systems: Driving Business & Community Economic Development

I'm honored to be leading a panel discussion later this month that will focus on creating business and community economic development by building healthy local food systems.

I'll be be joined by my friend Peter Robertson, CEO of RP's Pasta, Carrie Edgar, Dane County UW Extension Department Head and Mark Woulf, Food Policy Coordinator for the City of Madison (WI).

This event will be April 30, 2013 at the Deming Way campus of Edgewood College in Madison, WI.

To me, the way to create economic and community development through food systems is to continuously build and strengthen robust business environments for entrepreneurs.  We need to create better platforms that allow more small food businesses to launch, grow, succeed and even fail.  There is great opportunity in this space.  However, we need better focus on the business side of small food businesses.

Thanks to Edgewood College School of Business and the Smith and Gesteland Executive Speaker Series for the invitation. 

Download Edgewoood College presentation information

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