“Growing Markets 2013” Conference and Annual Hobart Farmers’ Lunch   

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WHEN: Saturday, March 2, 2013
TIME: 10:30am – 2:30pm, registration begins at 9:45am  
WHERE: Hobart Community Center, 80 Cornell Ave., Hobart, NY
WHAT: Free half day conference for farmers and members of the regional food community

Join us at the Hobart Community Center for “Growing Markets 2013,” a free half day conference exploring innovative ways for producers, processors, and distributors to grow their businesses and meet the growing demand for local foods. The conference will feature panels on food hubs and value-added products, a keynote speaker and complimentary lunch featuring locally sourced food. This is a great way to stay connected, celebrate local entrepreneurship, learn, and make new friends!

“Growing Markets 2013” Schedule:

9:45-10:30am Registration and Coffee/Snacks

10:30-11:15am Food Hub Panel
Moderator: Nicole Day, Owner/Consultant, AgriForaging, Inc.
Panelists: Steven Holzbaur, General Manager, Finger Lakes Fresh, A Division of Challenge Industries
Dan Purdy, Owner, Purdy & Sons Foods, Inc.
Asa Redmond, Vice President of Operations, Regional Access, Inc.

11:30-12:15pm Value-Added Panel
Moderator: Mariane Kiraly, Ag Program Leader, Delaware County Cooperative Extension
Panelists: Carol Bodnar, Owner, Peck and Potter Farm
Shannon Mason, Owner, Cowbella and Danforth Jersey Farm
Dan Purdy, Owner, Purdy & Sons Foods, Inc.

1:00-1:30pm Lunch Program

1:30-2:00pm Keynote
Keynote Speaker: Sylvia Jorrín, Owner, Sylvia’s Farm
2:00-2:30pm Question and Answer Session
2:30pm Conclusion

Please RSVP by Monday, February 25 to Erin Summerlee at rhsc-rf@rhnscny.org or (607) 692-7669.

Hosted by the Hobart Rotary in partnership with the Food and Health Network of South Central New York, The Hatherleigh Foundation, Farm Catskills, and Pure Catskills. Supported through the generosity of NBT Bank of Hobart.