Presenters: Anne Pfeiffer and Lindsey Day Farnsworth, UW-Madison
A viable local/regional food system provides farmers with an opportunity for a sustainable livelihood and has the potential to reinvigorate rural communities, preserve working farmland and supply consumers with healthy food. “Scaling up” local food is a hot topic, but what’s really happening to move things forward? This workshop will highlight the most relevant current research and on-the-ground work related to making successful local food systems a reality. Discussion will include practical models from around the country.