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A roundtable program about the impact of local farming and the food economy in Bartholomew County will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Columbus City Hall, 123 Washington St.
A second session is set for 10 a.m. Sept. 11 at the Jackson County Learning Center, 323 Dupont Drive, Seymour.
The program, offered by Reach Healthy Communities, will be presented by Ken Meter from the Crossroads Resource Center in Minneapolis. Meter will lead a brainstorming session about ways to get more locally produced food onto the plates of Bartholomew County residents and keep food dollars in Indiana.
According to recent statistics offered by the Crossroads Resource Center, an estimated 46 percent of county farms are less than 50 acres each, which enables them to focus on direct farm-to-consumer sales.
The first program will discuss how Bartholomew County residents can promote economic development and enhance farmer profitability by buying local.
Lunch will be provided. Registration deadline is today for both sessions.
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