Extension to host Maine Food Summit

Posted Nov. 19, 2013, at 2:28 p.m.

ORONO, Maine — Registration is underway for the 2013 Maine Food Summit 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in Wells Conference Center at the University of Maine. The event is sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

The summit is an opportunity for food producers, business owners and anyone involved with and interested in Maine’s food system to share ideas about growing Maine’s agriculture and fishery, supporting the state’s economy and improving food security.

Tim Griffin, associate professor and director of the Agriculture, Food and Environment Program of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, and Patrick Keliher, commissioner of the Maine Department of Marine Resources, will be keynote speakers. In addition, there will be panel discussions, workshops and opportunities to meet others interested in food systems.

The cost to attend is $30, $20 students who register by Nov. 22, and $40, $30 students to those who register Nov. 23-Nov. 27. Lunch will included. Deadline to register is Wednesday, Nov. 27.

To register, or to request a disability accommodation, call Meghan Dill at 207-58-3878. For information, contact John Jemison at 207-581-3241 or visit http://umaine.edu/agriculture/maine-food-summit/.

 

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