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Sunday, November 8, 2020
7:00 p.m.

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Join Zoom meeting by computer:
https://OEFFA.zoom.us/j/96312010723
Meeting ID: 963 1201 0723

Join Zoom meeting by phone:
(929) 205-6099
Meeting ID: 963 1201 0723

Residents in the Tri-State area spend about four billion dollars (retail) per year on food. Surveys in our area say that anywhere from 50 to 80 percent of consumers want to buy more locally grown food. 90 percent of those who responded in the positive say that the reason they are interested in this is because they want to support local farmers and a regional economy. This seems to be a huge opportunity for agriculture in our area.

The last ten years reflect a greater interest in food issues than we have seen for three generations. This has been elevated even more due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak. However it seems that regional production is lagging far behind all of this potential demand; nevertheless, many producers report that times are still tough and marketing opportunities limited.

This SWOEFFA Chapter meeting will be an open discussion about what members can do as growers and food activists to help the agricultural sector evolve compatibly with this new and promising reality.

Questions...
-How do you see our regional food system evolving over the next 10 years?
-What changes, if any, in your farming operations would you like to achieve in the years ahead?
-What kind of help could you use to reach your goals?
-Would it be advantageous to have a group effort to accomplish any of your needs?
-Now that there are existing funded entities working on regional food issues, what would you like to say to them?
-What skills and insights can you offer to help move our region ahead?

Thanks to SWOEFFA member, David Rosenberg, for spearheading this discussion.

Location:
Zoom meeting

Contact:
Cori Yaeger / (513) 706-9323 /

https://oeffa.org/documents/Chapter_Profile_SWOEFFA.pdf

 

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