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Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities

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Date:  Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018
Time:  8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. CT
Location: Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food
801 SE 8th St.
Bentonville, Ark. 72712 (map it)

Join us as we hear from experts and build on the work of the book Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities, released by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the fall of 2017. We will discuss how communities use regional food strategies to advance their economic goals, including models for collaboration between policymakers, practitioners and the financial community. Participants will also explore research, policy and resource gaps that might contribute to the success of regional food systems strategies.

Speakers will include regional and national experts, including keynote speaker John Fisk, director of the Wallace Center at Winrock International.

Participation in this event is free; however, registration is required by Friday, Sept. 7, as space is limited. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

For more information, please contact Lisa Locke at 502-568-9292 or lisa.locke@stls.frb.org.

Hotel Accommodations
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Bentonville
301 WE Walton Blvd.
Bentonville, AR 72712
479-845-7770

A select number of rooms have been reserved at a special rate of $164 per night, plus applicable fees and taxes. Rooms will be available at this rate until Monday, Aug. 27 (or until they are sold out). Ask for group code "HAR" when you contact the hotel at 479-845-7770, or register online.


Presented by the Community Development department at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food; Bentonville Convention & Visitors Bureau; and Karin Endy Consulting.