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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, SEPT. 2, 2010

CONTACT:

Brian Long, director
NCDA&CS Public Affairs

(919) 733-4216, ext. 242

Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council
to hold meeting Sept. 9 in Mills River

WHO/WHAT: The N.C. Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council will meet to hear updates from its subcommittees, presentations on several food-related topics, and input from a regional local food council. The meeting is open to the public.
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 9
2 to 5 p.m. (Note: Subcommittees will meet at noon.)
WHERE: Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station
74 Research Drive, Mills River
ADDITIONAL
INFO:

Aaron Newton, project coordinator for the Cabarrus County Local Food System, will speak about the work of his organization. John Day, manager of Cabarrus County, will give a presentation about how local and county governments interface with local food businesses and farms. L.T. Ward vice president of WNC Communities, will give an update on the WNC Regional Livestock Center. And Anna Teft, senior business lender with the Natural Capital Investment Fund, will present her organization’s perspective on financing for local food businesses and farms.

In addition, the council’s three subcommittees will present their recommendations and action items for inclusion in the council’s annual report, which is due to the General Assembly Oct. 1.

The General Assembly created the council last year. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler serves as chairman of the the 27-member group, which includes farmers, educators, food industry executives, community activists and local-food advocates.  For more information, go to www.ncagr.gov/localfood.

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NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 733-4216; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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