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August 14, 2015
Local and Regional Food Summit—registration is now open!
Attend the fifth annual Local and Regional Food Summit and learn from leaders in the local and regional food industry on all the different projects taking shape. The event will be held at Heartland Community College, Astroth Community Education Center, 1500 West Raab Road, Normal, IL. from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on November 12.  This one-day event is hosted by the Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois Department of Agriculture and Heartland Community College.
Conference registration fee is $20 per participant ($15 for Farm Bureau members). Registration fee includes all conference materials and lunch.  A buffet lunch will feature several local and regional foods prepared by Chef Scott Rowan and provided by Heartland Community College. A networking reception will take place between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other attendees and network.
REGISTER HERE
 
 
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