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Save the Date! 2018 Ohio Food Policy Summit: Financing Food Systems

July 20th, 2018
Ariel Miller, Franklin County Local Food Council

Mark your calendars for the Eighth Annual Ohio Food Policy Summit, which will take place Monday, September 24th (10am to 5pm) at the Nationwide & Ohio 4-H Farm Bureau Center, with a happy hour to follow (5pm to 7pm).

This year’s summit is focused on the financing, investment, and economic development potential of local food systems, building the recent report “Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of the Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities” from the Federal Reserve. The day will be dedicated to (1) using this national framework to discuss financial resources available for local and statewide efforts and (2) exploring how it can be harnessed to build food systems and leverage the economic development potential of local food in Ohio. This event will bring together food council members, policy-makers, finance and economic development specialists, and all other stakeholders who want to see a strong regional food system in Ohio. Please share this event widely within your networks!

Registration information will be sent out in August so be sure to join the OFPN network for upcoming details and if you have any questions in the meantime, contact

2018 Summit Planning Committee:  

Amalie Lipstreu, Amanda Osborne, Angela Latham, Ariel Miller, Beth Knorr, Brian Estabrook, Cheryl Graffagnino, Jalisa Dawkins, Jill Clark, Leslie Schaller, Michaela Oldfield, and Stephen Cerny


The event is hosted by the Ohio Food Policy Network and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, and the happy hour is supported with funding from The Ohio State University’s Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation (InFACT).

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