How is investing in regional food economies an investment in rural America? How can rural America benefit from the growing demand for local food? How are local food systems supporting the economy in your town?
On Monday, June 9 at 12:45 ET, the White House Rural Council will host Regional Food Economies: Building Market Opportunities for Rural America, a conversation between USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, US Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Dan Carmody of Detroit’s Eastern Market Corporation, and Melissa Rivers of the East Arkansas Planning and Development District moderated by Doug McKalip of the White House Domestic Policy Council.
Live-streamed on whitehouse.gov/live, this inspirational panel will discuss how local food systems are emerging as economic drivers in rural communities and what Federal resources are available to support this work. We invite you to tune in, watch with others, and use #ruralmade to continue the conversation in your community.