Building Strong Economies and Healthy Food Systems from the Bottom Up

Date: September 28, 2016 — 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Michigan State University, Brody Hall, Room 138

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Anthony Flaccavento

Anthony Flaccavento


To participate live: MSU, Brody Hall, Room 138.
Parking is available at Kellogg Center (Ramp 4), across from Brody Hall.
To participate via internet: Adobe Connect.
Test your system prior to scheduled presentation.

This seminar will explore the close relationship between healthy regional food systems and diversified, sustainable local economies.  A sampling of innovative initiatives from around the US will be shared, along with an analysis and discussion of the strategies and public policies needed to accelerate these emerging alternatives from the bottom up. 

The seminar leader, Anthony Flaccavento is an organic farmer, small business owner, author and activist from Abingdon, in the Appalachian region of Virginia.  A pioneer in the local foods and sustainable development movements, he has worked for over 30 years to strengthen the economy and food system throughout Appalachia and beyond. Anthony has a BS degree in Agriculture and Environmental Science and a Masters in Economic and Rural Development.

His Healthy Food Systems: A Toolkit for Building Value Chains has been utilized by scores of communities across the nation. His first full length book, Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up (University Press of Kentucky) was published in June of 2016.  Anthony also produces a weekly five minute You Tube series, “Take Five with Tony”.

Our Center is cosponsoring this webinar with the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD).
There is no pre-registration for the upcoming free presentation. 

Contact Rich Pirog for more information.