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UWFox Scholars Series Hosts ‘Local Foods, Local Choices’

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On March 12, the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is hosting a highly informative presentation titled, “Local Foods, Local Choices,” as part of the campus’ spring semester Scholars Series. A three-person panel will discuss local food systems in the UWFox Baehman Theatre, within the Communication Arts Center, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Panelists include Joy Perry, UWFox senior lecturer in biology; Jeremy Solin, co-founder of Central Rivers Farmshed in Stevens Point; and Erin Schneider, co-owner of Hilltop Community Farm, La Valle, WI.

The panelists, and the audience, will explore the opportunities and challenges of growing local food economies in Wisconsin. The panel will discuss the prospect for local food systems to meet local food demands and social needs, address, the opportunities for food sovereignty, share excitement and struggles of community food system organizations, and talk about the collective responsibility as eaters and community members to bring about sustainable food systems.

This Scholars Series presentation is designed to be a dialogue between the panel members and the audience with initial comments provided by the panelists and will expand to include the interests and experiences of the audience. The panelists will share their experiences and backgrounds as farmers, local food advocates and organizers, ecologists, and seekers of delicious food.

This Scholars Series presentation is free and open to the public with unreserved seating. For more information, contact the UWFox Office of University Relations, 920-832-2611 or email david.hager@uwc.edu.


Posted 3/9/2012