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    2014 Illinois Local Food Farms Jobs Council Open Meetings Schedule

    Illinois Local Food, Farms and Jobs Council 2014 Open Meetings Schedule   January 8, 2014  (Wednesday) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Crowne Plaza – Room – Lincoln Bo 3000 South Dirksen Springfield, IL   March 13, 2014  (Thursday) 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM Good Food Festival – Room TBA – UIC Forum 725 W Roosevelt [...]

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    Illinois Products Challenge

    Now’s the time to seek out local food and farm products to keep up with the Illinois Products Challenge. Don’t forget that there are Illinois grown fresh or processed foods and farm products such as beeswax, wool, and wood distributed throughout Illinois. Take the challenge and find the winter markets and local harvest shops in [...]

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    ILFFJC Quarterly Meeting on December 5, 2012 – Open to the Public

    Illinois Local Food, Farms, and Jobs Council (ILFFJC) Meeting COUNTDOWN 2020:     December 5, 2012    10:00 am-3:00pm Location: Illinois Department of Agriculture Building Illinois State Fair Grounds 801 E. Sangamon Avenue Springfield, IL 62702  Conference Call:       1-712-775-7400 Access Code:              271081#   Click here for the agendaILFFJC.Dec 5 2012 mtg agenda.FINAL

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    Four state agencies and the Office of the Lieutenant Governor present reports at ILFFJC meeting on June 6th

    Representatives of four state agencies and the Office of the Lieutenant Governor’s Office prepared a report to be presented at the June 6th meeting of the ILFFJC. Click on this link to read more: ILFFJC state agency reports june 2012

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    ILFFJC Meeting June 6th – Open to the Public

      Illinois Local Food, Farms, and Jobs Council (ILFFJC) Meeting A New Approach to Community Building for Illinois    Wednesday, June 6, 2012    10:00 am-3:00pm Location: Illinois Department of Agriculture Building Illinois State Fair Grounds 801 E. Sangamon Avenue Springfield, IL 62702   There will be some interesting reports given by Illinois’ Central Management [...]

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    Building Successful Food Hubs Report January 2012

      Collaboration Leads to FOOD HUB Report Timothy Lindsey of IL Dept of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) along with Jim Slama of Family Farmed.org have released a report titled, “Building Successful Food Hubs: A Business Planning Guide for Aggregating and Processing Local Foods in Illinois”. The DCEO, Illinois BIS, IL Dept of Agriculture and [...]

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    ILFFJC Meeting 2/29/12 – Open to the Public

        Illinois Local Food, Farms, and Jobs Council (ILFFJC) Meeting A New Approach to Community Building for Illinois    Wednesday, February 29, 2012    10:00 am-3:00pm Location: Illinois Department of Agriculture Building Illinois State Fair Grounds 801 E. Sangamon Avenue Springfield, IL 62702 Conference Call: Toll-free: 888/363-4734       Access Code: 7301955   To review [...]

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    Illinois Local Food, Farms and Jobs Strategic Plan

    On December 7, 2011 the Illinois Local Food, Farms and Jobs Council (ILFFJC) approved the logic models depicting the 7 priority areas to be addressed by select working groups. Working group facilitators were identified and indicators were shared for the groups to use in evaluation of the achievement of work goals.  These priorities were established [...]

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    Get Fresh! 2011Community Food Assessment

    Food Access, Food Justice and Collective Action in Fort Greene & Clinton Hill, Brooklyn – 2011 Community Food Assessment Though this report comes from two communities in New York, it provides helpful information about their strategies and the tools used to assess their communities access to fresh foods and addresses the issue of food justice. [...]

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    “Policy Webinar” – Good Food & Good Business: State Options

    Charting a Course toward Good Food and Good Business: State Options  December 14, 2011   11 a.m. Central Time Charting a Course toward Good Food and Good Business: State Options Healthier people and a more thriving economy can result from strengthening food systems.  This webinar will feature presentations about work in the states to bring food that is [...]

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USDA ERS Reports: Local Food Accounted for $4.8 Billion in 2008

Posted by on December 7, 2011

Authors of a recent USDA ERS report had this to say about the local food sales in the US during 2008: Despite increased production and consumer interest, locally grown food accounts for a small segment of U.S. agriculture. For local foods production to continue to grow, marketing channels and supply chain infrastructure must deepen. Information [...]

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Finding the Balance: Local Food and Public Health

Posted by on December 6, 2011

Bob Heuer/ILFFJC Secretary Finding the Balance: Local Food & Public Health Who: The Illinois Local Food Farms and Jobs Council What:  A forum exploring how the people of Illinois can benefit from an expanding local food marketplace that ensures food safety. When:   Wed. Dec 7 1:00 -2:00 pm   Where:  Illinois Department of Agriculture Building; Illinois State Fair Grounds; 801 E. Sangamon Avenue; Springfield, IL 62702 Why:  Last [...]

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December 7th ILFFJ Council Meeting – Open to Public

Posted by on December 5, 2011

Illinois Local Food, Farms, and Jobs Council (ILFFJC) Meeting COUNTDOWN 2020: A New Approach to Community Building for Illinois    December 7, 2011    10:00 am-3:00pm Location: Illinois Department of Agriculture Building Illinois State Fair Grounds 801 E. Sangamon Avenue Springfield, IL 62702    Conference Call: Toll-free: 888/363-4734    Caller Paid: 215/446-365    Access Code: [...]

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Farm World Writer Reports on Illinois Local Food, Farms Jobs Plans

Posted by on October 13, 2011

      Steve Binder, writer for Farm World interviewed attendees of the September meeting of the Illinois Local Food, Farms and Jobs Council and then posted his story about the plan to enhance the local food economy as well as creating greater awareness of the benefits of buying Illinois produced, processed and distributed foods. [...]

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Illinois Local Food, Farms and Jobs Council Invites Community Participation

Posted by on October 12, 2011

The Executive Committee of the Illinois Local Food, Farms and Jobs Council invites community participation in one of the four working groups formed to help fulfill the mission of the Illinois Local Food, Farms and Jobs Act. Do you have an interest in the local food system? Perhaps you have a skill needed to help [...]

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Food Entrepreneurs Grow Sweet on Emanuel

Posted by on September 28, 2011

Chicago Tribune reporter, Monica Eng, wrote about some of the issues being addressed by Mayor Emanuel’s office and the Chicago Department of Health where food entrepreneurs feel that there is hope in the future for food access, food safety and economic development related to food. To learn more about what she reported read the whole [...]

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Challenge the “Let’s Move” Campaign to Strengthen Food Access through Local Food

Posted by on September 28, 2011

Imagine the community economic stimulus if the buying power of SNAP benefits were used to purchase locally grown and sold foods from farmers markets, roadside stands, pick-your-own operations, and grocery stores with local harvests….

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Woodbury County, Iowa Actions in Local Food

Posted by on September 14, 2011

Various members of the Illinois Local Food, Farms and Jobs have spoken with the one of the leading local food activists in Iowa and here are a few links to the Woodbury County web page topics of interest to those wanting to think more actively about the possibilities of local food procurement goals.

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9/14/11 Agenda for IL Local Food, Farms and Jobs Council Meeting

Posted by on September 12, 2011

The Illinois Local Food, Farms and Jobs Council will hold its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, September 14th at the Illinois Department of Agriculture Building on the State Fairgrounds in Springfield from 10am-4pm.

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6/8/2011 IL Local Food, Farms and Jobs Council Meeting Report

Posted by on September 12, 2011

The Illinois Local Food, Farms and Jobs Council met in Springfield, Illinois on June 8th with the primary focus on reports provided by state-based local food initiatives as well as community-based local food initiatives. Following the reports provided by initiative leaders, a discussion centered upon building partnerships in the local food system of Illinois.

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