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Subject: Re-inventing the Family Farm: Nov. 11, 2008 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m



I wanted to let you know about a free seminar, "Re-Inventing the Family Farm," that I thought you and possibly some of your colleagues may be interested in.

It's on Tuesday, November 11, 2008, by Mr. Robert Waldrop, the director of a very interesting local food marketing network, called the Oklahoma Food Cooperative.  Basically, he's developed a vibrant website that serves as a convenient marketing networker for hundreds of local farmers and hundreds of customers in Greater Oklahoma City ( ( )).  The website makes it convenient for customers who are too busy to go to the Farmer's Market.  It's quite remarkable! This business has grown at a phenomenal pace over the past few years and has re-invigorated the local food industry in Greater Oklahoma City. It would great if you could join us for this seminar, as we learn about the possibility of successfully applying Mr. Waldrop's business model to Mid Michigan.

Can you think of anyone to invite who is interested in local food security, food safety, local food entrepreneurships, and so on?

Please feel free to invite your colleagues.

The seminar will be presented at 2 locations on the same day, Tuesday,

November 11, 2008:

10:30 AM at the Houghton-Jones Community Center (1708 Johnston Street in Saginaw)

 7:00 PM at Saginaw Valley State University, Curtiss Hall Second Floor, Room Seminar D)

 Pre-registration is encouraged by calling me or Ms. Monique Owens of the Saginaw Valley Center for Business & Economic Development at (989) 964-2164 (email [log in to unmask] )

Attached is a flyer for the seminar and a flyer describing the Oklahoma Food Coop.

This event was made possible by funding from the Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development grant in partnership with the Mid Michigan Innovation Team and Saginaw Valley State University-Center for Business & Economic Development.




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