Mark your calendars!
The 7th annual Local Food Connection is coming up on Monday, February 4, 2013 at Lane Community College in Eugene.
The Local Food Connection connects local farmers, ranchers and fishermen with area food buyers (chefs, grocery stores, restaurants, and distributors), creating business opportunities that support and sustain our local food supply system. Ever growing and expanding, the theme this year is Values Added: Celebrating the Values of Our Local Food System.
We are excited to welcome Jock Gibson, President of Lochmead Dairy, as this year’s keynote speaker. Join us as Mr. Gibson shares how the values of local food and local jobs, and a core focus on developing strong business partnerships, contributed to the success of this fourth generation family business. See more on the history of Lochmead Dairy.
There’s something for everyone at the Local Food Connection. The day is filled with opportunities to listen, learn, and connect! Whether it is hearing an inspiring keynote speaker or meeting a new business connection, the day provides ample time for networking, workshops, and a fantastic luncheon.
7:30 am Registration
8:30 am Welcoming Remarks
8:45 am Keynote Speaker: Jock Gibson, President of Lochmead Dairy
9:30 am Networking Session: Connecting Farmers, Ranchers & Fishermen with Area Food Buyers
11:00 am Morning Workshops
12:30 pm Luncheon, Networking & Trade Show
2:00 pm Afternoon Workshops
3:30 pm Closing Comments
Conference registration is $30 per person. Registration includes a lite breakfast and gourmet lunch made with local ingredients, as well as access to all workshops and networking sessions. Online registration closes on Thursday January 31, 2013 at 12 PM.
If you are interested in being a vendor at the trade-show, but not interested in attending the conference, please contact Jared Pruch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference!