Harvard Food Policy & Law Clinic will Attend June 16 Policy & Advocacy Training in Summersville

May 20, 2015   Tags:

We have exciting news for West Virginia food policy enthusiasts! The Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic will be presenting at our Local Food Policy & Advocacy Training on June 16th at the Summersville Conference Center.

Their attendance kicks off their 2015 partnership with West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition stakeholder groups to advance state food policies. Harvard provides legal advice to nonprofits and agencies seeking to increase access to healthy foods, prevent diet-related diseases, and reduce barriers to market entry for small-scale and sustainable food producers. The Clinic links experienced staff attorneys and Harvard Law School students with client-based and community-based work on food law and policy issues.

The Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic has worked with numerous state coalitions to advance policies, including in Mississippi, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and the Navajo Nation.  We are thrilled to have this team add its experience and support to our stakeholder groups.

We hope you can join us on June 16th in Summersville for this unique opportunity. Registration is $15 and is open to the public. Click here to register online.

“Policy education is the first step towards addressing local food issues, and people are going to walk away from this training understanding how their input on the state level can make a difference in their communities,” –  Stephanie Tyree, Director of Community Engagement and Policy for the West Virginia Community Development Hub.

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FLPC Staff: Ona, Sarah, Emily, and Alli

FLPC Staff: Ona, Sarah, Emily, and Alli

Last years Local Food Policy & Advocacy Training helped set the tone for the successful 2016 legislative session.

Last years Local Food Policy & Advocacy Training