The UT Urban Affairs Center


Local Food Strategies

Friday, April 15th, 2011, 8AM — 5PM
Located in the Dana Conference Center on the UT Health Science Campus

View/download the flyer for this event (PDF).

Note: some conference presentations are available as PDF documents - click links labeled [Presentation].

Opening Keynote:
Ken Meter [Bio], Crossroads Resource Center
   “Local Foods: Building Health, Wealth, Connections and Capacity for Ohio”
Morning Breakout Sessions (choose one):
Entrepreneurial Opportunities and Issues
John Gauthier, Gauthier Marketing
Anneliese Gryta, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality
Bill Wersell, Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Moderator: Ford Weber, Lucas County Improvement Corporation
National, State, and Local Policy
Marcia Caton Campbell [Bio], Center for Resilient Cities
Shelly Beiting, Children's Hunger Alliance
Moderator: Michael Szuberla, Toledo GROWs
Lunch Keynote:
Phil Cooley, Slow's Barbecue [Bio]
   “Detroit: A Democratic Solution”
Afternoon Breakout Sessions (choose one):
Planning and Land Use
Jill Clark, OSU Center for Farmland Policy Innovation [Presentation]
Mike Taylor, VitaNuova LLC [Presentation]
David Mann, Lucas County Land Bank
Moderator: Jeanette Eckert, UT Urban Affairs Center
Health and Hunger
Amanda Archibald [Bio], Field to Plate
Shelly Beiting, Children's Hunger Alliance
Moderator: Debra Boardley, UT Health and Recreation Professions
Local Projects
Case Study Fernwood Growing Center, Jim Rocco, VitaNuova LLC
Urban Agriculture at Owens Community College, Matt Ross [Presentation]
Oneida Greenhouse, Michael Szuberla [Presentation]
Toledo Area Ministries Feed Your Neighbor, Steve Anthony and Donna Stockmaster
Moderator: Stephanie Cihon, ProMedica Health System
Building Our Local Food System: Next Steps


The Andersons Promedica LISC The University of Toledo Toledo Botanical Garden Toledo Metroparks Urban Affairs Center Toledo Grows