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White House to Host Forum on Regional Food Economies

The White House Rural Council will be hosting a virtual Stakeholder Forum on Regional Food Economies: Building Market Opportunities for Rural America on June 9th, 2014 at 12:45PM and will be lived-streamed.
Regional Food Economies: Building Market Opportunities for Rural America

Regional Food Economies: Building Market Opportunities for Rural America

How is investing in local food economies an investment in rural America? How can rural America benefit from the growing demand for local food? How are local food systems supporting the economy in your town?

Please join us for Regional Food Economies: Building Market Opportunities for Rural America, a virtual White House Rural Council Stakeholder Forum featuring a moderated conversation between USDA Secretary Tom Wilsack, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretaryy Anthony Foxx, Dan Carmody of Detroit's Eastern Market Corporation, and Melissa Rivers of the East Arkansas Planning and Development District. Leaders from the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Delta Regional Authority and the Environmental Protection Agency will also be participating.

During this conversation, find our how local food systems are emerging as economic drivers in rural communities and what Federal resources are available to support this work.

This inspirational conversation will be live-streamed Monday June 9, at 12:45PM on www.whitehouse.gov/live. We invite you to tune in, watch with others, and continue the conversation in your community. Use #ruralmade on Twitter or other social media platforms to invite others in your community to participate, learn and engage.


The White House Rural Council is a cabinet-level council established by the President to drive job creation and economic development in rural America. The Council coordinates the Administration's efforts in rural America by streamlining and improving the effectiveness of federal programs serving rural America; engaging stakeholders, including farmers, ranchers, and local citizens, on issues and solutions in rural communities; and promoting and coordinating private-sector partnerships.