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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2011

CONTACT: Brian Long, director
NCDA&CS Public Affairs
(919) 707-3007

Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council will meet Sept. 22 in Raleigh

WHO/WHAT: The N.C. Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council will hold its quarterly meeting, which is open to the public.
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 22
1 to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Martin Building, inside Gate 9 off Trinity Road
State Fairgrounds, Raleigh
WHY: The council will discuss a list of recommendations brought forward by its subcommittees. The list includes several requests for action or funding by the General Assembly. Other items are aimed at fostering interagency collaboration to develop North Carolina’s local food economy. If approved by the council, the recommendations would be included in the group’s annual report to the General Assembly.
OTHER INFO: The Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council was created by the General Assembly in 2009. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler serves as chairman of the 27-member group, which includes farmers, educators, food industry executives, state agency heads, 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) 707-3005; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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