Florida Food Policy Council

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Upcoming events

    • 22 Oct 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM


    On Tuesday October 22nd from 5:30-8:00pm, listen to presentations by FLFPC's own Dell deChant and Anthony Olivieri and stop by our table at the Tampa Bay Urban Food Sovereignty Summit. This event, hosted by the USF Urban Food Sovereignty Group, is free and open to the public.  

    Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about food sovereignty and hear from several speakers, including: Dr. Brooke Hansen, Director of Sustainable Tourism at USF, Chris Kenrick, Director of Sweetwater Organic Farm, Anthony Olivieri, Chair of the Development Committee for the Florida Food Policy Council, Dell deChant, Convener USFGrand Master Instructor in the Department of Religious Studies at USF and Co-Chair of the Policy Committee for the FLFPC, as well as Avalon Theisen, Student in the Department of Religious Studies at USF.

    For more information, contact cas-rsvp@usf.edu.

    • 23 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM


    Come find the FLFPC on October 23 in Miami at the Executive Leadership Summit on Commercializing Change in Agtech.

    The event, put on by Sustainability and Digitalization Leaders will be  held from Oct 22-24 and features a global community of executives from across the AgTech value chain.

    Tickets and more information can be found here.

    • 23 Oct 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


    On Wednesday, October 23, from 2-4pm, meet with FLFPC members to discuss food policy issues that matter to you!

    At the event, you will be able to network with local food system producers, businesses and supporters to learn about resources available in the region. The event is free and open to the public.


    For more information email info@localecopia.org.

    • 24 Oct 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Register


    Join us for an exciting day of sharing needs and gaining knowledge to further Floridfood and policy efforts!  

    October 24th, 3:00-5:00pm - Panama City Beach

    Location:
    Panama City Beach Library
    12500 Hutchison Blvd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407


    What will you do?  

    -Learn about the Florida food system

    -Discover what the FLFPC has been up to 

    -Develop valuable skills in researching and evaluating public policy

    -Meet and network with fellow members 

    -Contribute to the discussion on food policy 

    Registration is free for current members or $25 for new members, which includes your annual dues. 

    For more information, contact info@flfpc.org. 

    • 25 Oct 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Microsoft teams link below or +1 941-306-1146 United States, Sarasota (Toll); Conference ID: 623 369 01#
    Register


    Join us

    Use the Microsoft teams the link below or dial-in by phone.

    Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

    +1 941-306-1146 United States, Sarasota (Toll); Conference ID: 623 369 01#


    Note: For dial-in attendees, please press * (star) then 6 to mute and unmute while on the call.


    Florida Food Forum - 

    October's Topic: Farm to School 

    Join us from 12-1pm on Friday, October 25th, for the Florida Food Forum on "Farm to School." Guest presenter Jeannie Necessary will be sharing her vast knowledge on farm to school programs. Following the presentation will be a discussion and Q&A session. 


    Bio: Jeannie Necessary is employed at the University of Florida IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program as the State Food Systems Specialist.  She holds Bachelor degrees in communications and political science from the University of Miami.  Jeannie has more than 13 years of experience with childhood nutrition programs focused on gardening, cooking, and food insecurity.   



    Disclaimer: The views of the presenters do not represent the views of the Florida Food Policy Council. We are a forum for the offering and sharing of information and encourage diversity and communication within the food system.

    • 25 Oct 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Register


    Join us for an exciting day of sharing needs and gaining knowledge to further Floridfood and policy efforts!  

    October 25th, 3:30-5:30pm - Tallahassee

    Location:
    Leroy Collins Leon County Public Library
    200 W Park Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32301


    What will you do?  

    -Learn about the Florida food system

    -Discover what the FLFPC has been up to 

    -Develop valuable skills in researching and evaluating public policy

    -Meet and network with fellow members 

    -Contribute to the discussion on food policy 


    Registration is free for current members or $25 for new members, which includes your annual dues. 

    For more information, contact info@flfpc.org. 

    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Register


    Join us for an exciting day of sharing needs and gaining knowledge to further Floridfood and policy efforts!  

    October 26th, 10am-12pm - St. Augustine

    Location:
    The Floridian Restaurant
    72 Spanish St #3638, St. Augustine, FL 32084


    What will you do?  

    -Learn about the Florida food system

    -Discover what the FLFPC has been up to 

    -Develop valuable skills in researching and evaluating public policy

    -Meet and network with fellow members 

    -Contribute to the discussion on food policy 


    Registration is free for current members or $25 for new members, which includes your annual dues. 

    For more information, contact info@flfpc.org. 

    • 13 Nov 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Come visit the FLFPC at the Localecopia Meet and Greet in Palm Beach on Wednesday, November 13. Stop by our table to find out what we have been up to and how you can get involved in food policy. 

    This event is free to attend and will provide opportunities to network with food system experts such as chefs, farmers, buyers and food services managers. 

    For more information, contact info@localecopia.org.

    We hope to see you there!

    • 15 Nov 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Register


    Join us

    Use the Microsoft teams the link below or dial-in by phone.

    Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

    +1 941-306-1146 United States, Sarasota (Toll); Conference ID: 204 812 95#

    Note: For dial-in attendees, please press * (star) then 6 to mute and unmute while on the call.


    Florida Food Forum - November's Topic:

    Food Waste & Food Banks: An Evolving Strategy

    Join us from 12-1pm on Friday, November 15th, for the Florida Food Forum on "Food Waste & Food Banks: An Evolving Strategy." Guest presenter David Vaina will be sharing his experience and knowledge about this important topic. Following the presentation will be a discussion and Q&A session. 


    Topic Summary: Food banks have a long history in collective efforts to reduce food waste in the US, though this was largely limited to their partnerships with the retail industry.  But there’s been a significant expansion in how and where food banks are doing this work.  This month’s presentation, titled “Food Waste & Food Banks: An Evolving Strategy”, will broadly cover the ways food banks are working to address food waste and include an in-depth profile of Treasure Coast Food Bank’s production kitchen which serves as the organization’s fulcrum for reducing food waste in our region.  

    Bio:  David Vaina is the Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives at Treasure Coast Food Bank.  As such, he leads the organization’s workforce development, client services, social equity initiatives, data analytics, and evaluation initiatives.  Before returning to Treasure Coast Food Bank in November 2019, he was the statewide Education & Outreach Director for the Gainesville-based Florida Organic Growers and taught organic gardening at Santa Fe College. For many years now, he has written and presented on local food systems, organic farming and gardening, GMOs, and fermentation. 


    Disclaimer: The views of the presenters do not represent the views of the Florida Food Policy Council. We are a forum for the offering and sharing of information and encourage diversity and communication within the food system.

    • 21 Nov 2019
    • 22 Nov 2019


    Visit the FLFPC table at the Florida Organic Food & Farming Summit on November 21 and 22 in Orlando!

    The Organic Food and Farming Summit is a statewide educational event geared toward farmers and the public (those who eat, cook, and grow good food) to come together and learn new skills and techniques on growing, processing, preparing and selling organic and sustainable foods, on farm and at home.

    Hundreds of farmers, gardeners, educators, students, advocates, and exhibitors will be in attendance to connect, share, and inspire one another. This two-day Summit will include in-depth educational sessions, classroom workshops, a trade show, and much more!

    To buy tickets and learn more click here.

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