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Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food, Know Your Cooperative

October 30, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food, KNOW YOUR COOPERATIVE Seminar will be hosted by Rural Development’s Jim Barham, and fellow Co-op specialists as they speak on the growing intersection between local food systems and cooperatives. Cooperative leaders from across the local food supply chain will discuss the advantages of the cooperative business model and how they are engaged in building robust local food systems.

To speak about supply-side and distribution issues, the webinar will feature two farmer cooperatives:

  • Jim Crawford, Tuscarora Organic Growers Cooperative (PA)
  • Tad Williams, Shenandoah Valley Beef Cooperative (VA)

To speak about the market-side and consumer issues, the webinar will feature two food retail Cooperatives:

  • Nichola Thompson, Glut Food Co-op (MD)
  • Steve Cooke, Friendly City Food Co-op (VA)

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