Spring 2012 Conference
"Connecting the Spokes of the New Food Hub Network"
NGFN's Food Hub Collaboration hosted the first national conference dedicated to food hubs and their roles in regional food systems in Chicago, April 19-20.
Read and listen to the proceedings here.
- The launch of the Food Hub Collaboration's new Community of Practice, an effort to connect food hubs with opportunities and resources, nationally and regionally.
- Keynote Speaker USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan announced the release of the new Regional Food Hub Resource Guide.
- A plenary session exploring the links between food hubs and healthy communities. Interested in initiating the conversation in your own region? This resource provides a guide.
- Facilitated group discussions and Curbside Consulting opportunities on financing, software, and logistical challenges for food hubs. For more technical assistance, search for individuals by specialty in the NGFN member database.
|Attendees network and exchange one-on-one financing technical assistance during Thursday's Curbside Consulting session.
||USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan delivers the keynote address and announces the release of the Regional Food Hub Resource Guide.||Participants learn about the turbine and green roof at Testa Produce's Platinum LEED certified facility during the wholesale food hub tour.|