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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


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


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

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 [...]


Finding the Balance: Local Food and Public Health

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 [...]


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

      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. [...]


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

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….