With health and wellness topics on the forefront of Iowan's minds after the announcement of six additional Blue Zone communities, a conversation about local food will be taking place Thursday at the Northwest Iowa Local Food Summit.
Over sixty people have RSVP'd to attend the summit, with interests ranging from farmers markets and community garden networks to culinary tourism and economic development, according to a press release from Iowa State University (ISU)Extension and Outreach.
The conversation will focus on creating a shared vision and action plan for growing local and regional food systems.
Keynote speaker, Matt Russel, Drake University Agricultural Law Center, Des Moines, will share his perspective on the local food landscape including regional, state, and national trends in local food production, consumption, and policy.
The event is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Western Iowa Tourism.
Northwest Iowa Local Food Summit
Thursday, January 31, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Northwest Iowa Community College
603 West Park Street, Building A, Room 116/119
Sheldon, IA 51201
For schedule and more information visit: www.flavorsofnorthwestiowa.org