Harvesting Opportunity:

The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities 

Back Event Jan 30, 2018 @ 1 pm

Join us for the West Coast launch of Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities on January 30th. 

Valley Vision, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and USDA Rural Development invite you to join us in celebration of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’s new publication. Harvesting Opportunity highlights the food system as a tool for community and economic development, offering models and case studies of financial investments along with collaboration among the financial sector, government, academic, and others.

Our expert panelists will focus on topics addressed in the publication including:

  • Innovative strategies for the next generation of farmers and entrepreneurs

  • Models for collaborations between policymakers, practitioners, and the financial community

  • Research addressing how to improve regional food system and more.

We are thrilled to welcome our keynote speaker, new USDA Rural Development California Director Kim Dolbrow Vann! Dolbow Vann brings more than 20 years of experience and dedication to economic development and the improvement of rural life. As State Director, Dolbow Vann will use her leadership experience to oversee Rural Development programs in a customer-focused manner to restore prosperity in rural California.

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