"Making a Difference: Carving Out Your Portion of the Local Food Pie"
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Buehler's Fresh Foods, 800 West Central Avenue in Delaware.
Keynote speakers will include NRCS District Conservationist, Denise Shafer, who will give an overview of the new funding opportunity for High Tunnels available through the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP). A grower using this practice will also be on hand to answer questions about high tunnel growing techniques and their impact on season extension. Don Henry, Farm Service Agency, will speak about beginning farmer loan opportunities and Becky James will speak about the exciting new business model that is driving the new Delaware Community Market. A lunch featuring local ingredients will be served. Three additional events are set for locations throughout the Heart of Ohio Resource Conservation & Development Councils’s nine-county region. To join us for this event, please register by calling Traci Aquara at 740-368-5979, ext. 112.