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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2012

CONTACT: Brian Long, director
NCDA&CS Public Affairs
919-707-3007

Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council will meet Jan. 19 in Raleigh

WHO/WHAT: The N.C. Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council will hold its quarterly meeting, which is open to the public.
WHEN:

Thursday, Jan. 19
1 to 4 p.m.

WHERE:

Martin Building (inside Gate 9 off Trinity Road)
State Fairgrounds
1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh

WHY: The council will receive an update on efforts to develop whole-farm certification for Good Agricultural Practices; hear a presentation about present-use valuations; develop work plans for subcommittees; and discuss strategies for implementing recommendations contained in the council’s 2011 annual report to the General Assembly.
OTHER INFO: The Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council was created by the General Assembly in 2009. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler serves as chairman of the 27-member group, which includes farmers, educators, food industry executives, state agency heads, community activists and local-food advocates. For more information, go to www.ncagr.gov/localfood.

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NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3005; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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