FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2012
||Brian Long, director
NCDA&CS Public Affairs
Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council will meet Jan. 19 in Raleigh
|| The N.C. Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council will hold its quarterly meeting, which is open to the public.
Thursday, Jan. 19
1 to 4 p.m.
Martin Building (inside Gate 9 off Trinity Road)
1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh
|| 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.
|| 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.