There will be a conference on local food economic opportunities hosted by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, (D-OH), at the Fawcett Center on the campus of Ohio State University August 9.
Ohio Grown: Local Food Creating Local Opportunities will focus on changing public policy that supports local food economies, local food financing, scaling up and more. The keynote speaker will be Kathleen Merrigan, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public and a locally-sourced lunch will be available for $15.
Please pre-register for the event by contacting OSU Extension at 614-292-7875 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Fawcett Center is located at 2400 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, 43210.