URI to host Food Summit to celebrate, support local food movement in Rhode Island, Jan. 18

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WHO: More than 400 people who work in Rhode Island’s food industry – from farmers and restauranteurs to distributors and retailers – will join Dan Levinson, founder of the University of Rhode Island Food Center; John Kirby, dean of the URI College of the Environment and Life Sciences; and representatives from the R.I. Division of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, URI Cooperative Extension, and numerous other food-related public and private agencies and businesses.

WHAT: The Rhode Island Food Summit is a networking opportunity for those in the food industry to hear from local experts, discuss partnership opportunities, learn about funding sources, and celebrate and support the development of the local food movement in the state. In several panel discussions, speakers will discuss food production, food culture, food security, and programs to support food production, among other topics.

WHEN: Thursday, January 18, from 1 to 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: URI Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences, 120 Flagg Road, Kingston.

CONTACT: Todd McLeish in the URI Department of Marketing and Communications at 401-874-2116 or 401-602-0896 or tmcleish@uri.edu for further information.