Rhode Island Food System Summit

The University of Rhode Island is once again hosting the third annual Rhode Island Food System Summit. Join government, academic, business, and community partners as we discuss the implementation of the Rhode Island Food Strategy and how we can support the food sector and our state into the future.

Friday, January 18, 2019
8 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Formal program; lunch will be provided
2:30–5 p.m. Optional tours of food-related businesses
URI Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences
120 Flagg Road, Kingston, R.I.

The event will include a keynote address from Kathleen Merrigan, former U.S. deputy secretary of agriculture and the inaugural executive director of the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems at Arizona State University. The event will also include a conversation with Danielle Nierenberg, president and co-founder of Food Tank, and Sue AnderBois, director of food strategy for the state of Rhode Island. A panel discussion and break-out sessions will examine key areas of the state’s food strategy.

Register now! Space is limited.

For more information, contact Gus Cantwell at 401.874.2596 or at angus_cantwell@uri.edu.

Friday, January 18 at 8:00am to 2:30pm

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