[Ok-sus] Fw: Breaking: USDA and Wallace Center joint media event

Bob Waldrop bwaldrop at cox.net
Thu Apr 19 22:54:18 CDT 2012

Breaking: USDA and Wallace Center joint media eventThe USDA and Wallace Center have profiled the Oklahoma Food Cooperative as a food hub.

Bob Waldrop, OKC

From: Wallace Center at Winrock International 
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2012 9:45 PM
Subject: Breaking: USDA and Wallace Center joint media event

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                  USDA and Wallace Center at Winrock International Joint Media Event:
                  Food Hub Resource Guide
                  Deputy Secretary Merrigan to join Director of the Wallace Center to launch Regional Food Hub Resource Guide

                  USDA Media Advisory: Agriculture Deputy Secretary Merrigan to Host Media Conference Call, Announce New USDA Resource to Expand Market Opportunities for Small and Mid-Sized Producers
                  WASHINGTON, April 19, 2012 – TOMORROW, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan will host a media conference call to announce the launch of a food hub guide, a new USDA tool to bolster expansion of market opportunities for small and mid-sized American producers.
                  This resource has been developed in partnership with the Wallace Center at Winrock International, the National Good Food Network, the National Association of Produce Market Managers and the Project for Public Spaces, as part of the National Food Hub Collaboration.
                  Friday, April 20, 2012
                  12:15 p.m. EDT
                  WHAT:          Agriculture Deputy Secretary Merrigan, Wallace Center Director John Fisk,  Common Market (PA) co-founder Halie Johnson, and Grown Locally (IA) coordinator Johnice Cross will host a media conference call to unveil a new USDA resource to expand market opportunities for American producers.
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                  Trouble number: 202-720-8560
                  All callers using the above passcode will be placed in listen only mode.  To join the Q&A portion of the meeting, these callers are instructed to press *1 on their touch tone phone.

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                  The Wallace Center supports entrepreneurs and communities as they build a new, 21st century food system that is healthier for people, the environment, and the economy. The Center builds and strengthens links in the emerging chain of businesses and civic efforts focused on making good food—healthy, green, fair, affordable food—an everyday reality in every community. Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources.

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