The Arkansas Agriculture Department’s Arkansas Grown Program will host five regional Local Conversations events scheduled for February through April, 2018. These events help create connections between local farmers and producers with the buying community, provide increased marketing opportunities for locally grown produce and products, and also highlight the health benefits of Arkansas specialty crops. Offerings will include networking, Farm to School training, and a vendor showcase.
“Our regional Local Conversation events were well received in 2017 and we are pleased to expand them this year with additional training on the Farm to School program,” says Arkansas Agriculture Secretary Wes Ward. These collaborative events are designed to bring producers and consumers together to learn from each other so that consumers can ultimately have more access to locally produced food and products. We hope attendees leave with new contacts, ideas, and options for buying and selling locally”.
Register for any of the five Farm to School Training events OR learn more about Local Conversations events, below: