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Growth of Local Food Economy Focus of Oct. 18 U of I-Hosted Boise Conference

September 05, 2018

Experts, advocates and educators for more vibrant local food systems will join Idaho community leaders to discuss challenges and opportunities to strengthen local food economies during a conference Oct. 18 in Boise. The conference, Balancing Profitability and Access in Local Food Systems, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Riverside Hotel at 2900 W. Chinden Blvd. University of Idaho Extension will host the conference with support from Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education. Read more.

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