Regional Food Policy Meetings

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The Kerr-Tar region of North Carolina has a deep agricultural history that points to our future potential. In order for our region to tap into this potential, we need a coordinated approach for creating infrastructure and collaboration that attract greater opportunities. Our objective is to drive economic development around regional agriculture and food production along with equitable access to healthy foods and nutritional stability in our communities.

The Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments has joined with Green Rural Redevelopment Organization (GRRO), Community Food Strategies, Working Landscapes and The Rural Center to begin a community dialogue to create transformational food policies for our region. A strategic food policy platform will provide the structure for economic strategies that will increase regional growth, employment, equitable access to better food options and community health.

We need your help to reach our goal of 100+ participants at this initial meeting. Because of your connections in your area, we encourage you to invite other community collaborators to join us by attending regional meetings. Let us know if you have any questions, and we look forward to having this important dialogue.

A community meeting will be conducted Thursday, Nov­. 14, from 6-­7:30 p.m., at N.C. Cooperative Extension of Franklin County Annex, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., in Louisburg.

Register: Franklin County meeting information