The 2016 Local Foods Day at the Legislature is a day when those involved in the local foods and agriculture sector (farmers, restaurant owners/managers, consumers, farmers market shoppers, grocery stores, etc) can rally together and show support for the local foods movement at the capitol!
The day is designed to encourage more than 100 individuals from local food and agriculture sector (along with local foods consumers) have successful conversations with West Virginia State Legislators about the topics that mean the most to them.
The Morning 8:00AM-12PM
The Afternoon 12PM-3:30PM
After a morning at the capitol building, participants are invited to join a celebratory luncheon with the West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition at the University of Charleston.
Before Local Foods Day: Local Foods Day Advocacy Webinar
In order to share our 2016 policy platform and give attendees some tips for having really successful conversations with legislators, we hosted a Local Foods Day Advocacy Webinar with Stephanie Tyree, the Deputy Director at the WV Community Development Hub.
Download our 2016 legislative packet, where our policy proposals are outlined.
We can’t wait to see everyone in the Well of the Capitol Building on Tuesday, January 26th.
Agenda for January 26, 2016:
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
7:30-8:00 AM Arrival and registration at Capitol Building in Charleston
8:00-8:30 Quick advocacy Q&A in the Well/Rotunda
8:30-11:00 Legislative Meetings (Individual meeting schedule available on 26th)
Ongoing: local food and agriculture meet and greet
11:00-11:30 Reading of Resolution in Chamber
11:30-12:00 Shuttle to University of Charleston for Celebratory Luncheon
12:00-12:45 PM Lunch
12:45-1:00 Welcome and Introduction
1:00-3:00 Foodshed Development activities
3:00 – Open Space Conversation (organic and optional)