The first in a series of workshops that will focus on "Food Hubs and Co-ops: How local family farms can feed our communities" will be offered April 6, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the Highland Community College's Klinefelter Barn, 1774 230th St., Hiawatha, Kan. The workshop will provide people who grow and enjoy locally produced food with information on how to form partnerships and food cooperatives.
Nationally known speakers will participate, sharing the success stories from their regions.
Confirmed presenters include: Kim Barker, producer and founding board member of the Oklahoma Food Cooperative; Darryl L. Birkenfeld, Ogallala Commons director; Chris Schmidt and Chris Sramek, High Plains Food Co-op founding board members; and Bob Mailander, former director of the Rocky Mountain Cooperative Development Center.
Complete event information and registration can be found at http://foodhubsandco-ops.blogspot.com/. For questions, contact: Mary Howell - firstname.lastname@example.org or Gary Satter - email@example.com.