Local Foods Impact Conference

What is the Local Foods Impact Conference all about?

Congressionally authorized grant and loan programs to support local food systems have expanded in recent years. Quantifying and evaluating the impacts of these programs is critical. The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, in partnership with The George Washington University, will host a Local Food Impacts Conference April 3 and 4, 2017 in Washington DC. Please join us to explore how to best measure the impacts of local food investments, improve coordination across USDA agencies, and evaluate the extent to which disparate local food investments are complementary and reinforcing. Beyond metrics, this conference provides an opportunity to share local food stories with incoming members of the new Administration and Congress.

Agenda: 

April 3, 2017 

 

8:30am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

 

9:00am

Opening Plenary

 

12:00pm

Lunch 

 

1:15pm

Breakout Sessions I

Note: All breakout sessions are located in the Marvin Center, directly across the street from the Jack Morton Auditorium

2:45pm

Coffee Break

 

3:00pm

Breakout Sessions II

 

4:15pm

Return to Jack Morton Auditorium 

 

4:30pm

Closing Plenary

 

5:00-7:00pm

Reception at the Arts Club of Washington

 

April 4, 2017

 

8:30am

Continental Breakfast

Note: Breakfast will be served in the Marvin Center

 

9:00am

Breakout Session III

 

10:30am

Return to Jack Morton Auditorium

 

10:45am

Closing Plenary

 

12:15pm

Lunch for attendees of Local Food Tour

 

1:30 - 4:30pm

Tour of DC Local Food System

 

Highlighted Sessions will be Livestreamed 

 

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 9:00am
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