LA Food Summit


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM 

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Pennington Biomedical Research Center 
6400 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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Wednesday, November 7
8:30am – 4:30pm
Pennington Biomedical Center
6400 Perkins Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 

Join us for a day of education, strategizing, networking and inspiration. 
The mission of the Louisiana Food Access Summit is to stimulate engagement of farmers, community members, organizations, and policy makers by resetting the table to combat hunger and strengthen Louisiana’s regional and local food systems. 

Topics will include:

Developing Local and Regional Food Policy Councils
Initiating Farm to School Programs
Implementing a Hunger-Free Louisiana Plan
EBT at Farmers' Markets
Planning for Urban Agriculture
Strengthening Connections between Agriculture and Communities

Confirmed speakers include:

Mike Strain, Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry
Bill Ludwig, USDA Regional Administrator
Representative Scott Simon, Louisiana House of Representatives  

Click here for the complete agenda!

Click here for the Sustainable Local Food Policy Council Report


 Cindy Greenstein, Louisiana Food Bank Association
225-308-2038 or

Mike Kantor, Second Harvest Food Bank
504-729-6351 or


The Louisiana Food Access Summit is made possible through planning and support from:
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture, Share Our Strength, The LSU Ag Center,  Pennington Biomedical Research Center, The Louisiana Food Bank Association, Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, Baton Rouge Mayor's Office, Big River Economic & Agricultural Development Alliance,  Future Farmers of America, Greater New Orleans Foundation,, and Prevention Research Center at Tulane University.