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Friday, April 16, 2010
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

OSU 'Local Food, All Year' Workshop

Ohio State University's Agroecosystems Management Program (AMP) will present "Local Food, All Year: A Workshop for People Who Want to Make It Happen" from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 16, near Columbus.

Participants will share and learn about innovative solutions for strengthening year-round local food systems in Ohio.



Featured will be a series of "World Cafe," "Knowledge Cafe"and "Open Space" group discussions aimed at answering questions, generating ideas and charting a plan for action.  



AMP's Casey Hoy, holder of the Kellogg Endowed Chair in Agricultural Ecosystems Management at Ohio State, said the workshop's goals are to:



? increase networking and connecting opportunities;



? encourage the formation of new groups;



? continue to build momentum toward year-round local food systems; and



? provide technical information and a forum for exchanging ideas.



Registration is free but is limited to 150. A buffet luncheon of all Ohio products is included. Register at http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/amp.



Meet in the Ohio Department of Agriculture's Bromfield Administration Building, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg.



Call 330-202-3537 or e-mail shoenfelt.9@osu.edu for more information.



The workshop is the selected project of the Third Annual Stinner Summit, held last year in October and supported by the Ben Stinner Endowment for Healthy Agroecosystems and Sustainable Communities and by AMP.



Hoy said the late Ben Stinner, former director of AMP,  had a clear and compelling vision: agroecosystems that preserve high environmental quality, sustain health and community among farms and neighbors, and do so in concert with nature.



Each year, participants in the Stinner Summit select a project for support by the endowment that keeps with Stinner's vision.



AMP is part of Ohio State's Ohio Agricultural Research andDevelopment Center. Researchers with the program work to discover balance on Ohio farms - balance that creates sustainable agricultural systems.



Ohio State University's Agroecosystems Management Program (AMP) will present "Local Food, All Year: A Workshop for People Who Want to Make It Happen" from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 16, near Columbus. Participants will share and learn about innovative solutions for strengthening year-round local food systems in Ohio. Featured will be a series of "World Cafe," "Knowledge Cafe"and "Open Space" group discussions aimed at answering questions, generating ideas and charting a plan for action.   AMP's Casey Hoy, holder of the Kellogg Endowed Chair in Agricultural Ecosystems Management at Ohio State, said the workshop's goals are to: ? increase networking and connecting opportunities; ? encourage the formation of new groups; ? continue to build momentum toward year-round local food systems; and ? provide technical information and a forum for exchanging ideas. Registration is free but is limited to 150. A buffet luncheon of all Ohio products is included. Register at http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/amp. Meet in the Ohio Department of Agriculture's Bromfield Administration Building, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg. Call 330-202-3537 or e-mail shoenfelt.9@osu.edu for more information. The workshop is the selected project of the Third Annual Stinner Summit, held last year in October and supported by the Ben Stinner Endowment for Healthy Agroecosystems and Sustainable Communities and by AMP. Hoy said the late Ben Stinner, former director of AMP,  had a clear and compelling vision: agroecosystems that preserve high environmental quality, sustain health and community among farms and neighbors, and do so in concert with nature. Each year, participants in the Stinner Summit select a project for support by the endowment that keeps with Stinner's vision. AMP is part of Ohio State's Ohio Agricultural Research andDevelopment Center. Researchers with the program work to discover balance on Ohio farms - balance that creates sustainable agricultural systems.

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