Local and Regional Foods: SERA 47

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Early Bird Registration (by August 15) - $199
Late Registration (August 16 - September 5)- $244

Transferring Registrations: You may transfer your conference registration to another person within your organization by September 5, 2018, by notifying Miranda Tucci by email m.tucci@msstate.edu.

Cancellations: If you must cancel, please notify Miranda Tucci by email at m.tucci@msstate.edu by September 5, 2018 at which time a refund for the registration amount, less a $50 cancellation fee, will be processed. Cancellations made after September 5, 2018 as well as no-shows will be responsible for the full registration fee.

Hotel Information

Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
Rate: $229
Room Block: SERA 47
Reservation Link
Hotel Registration Deadline - August 21, 2018

Sera 47 - Strengthening the Southern Region Extension and Research System to Support Local & Regional Foods Needs and Priorities


The Southern Rural Development Center proposes to bring together a small team of Extension expertise from a cross-section of the Extension System to begin thinking about how to tackle this tremendous challenge through our collective regional strengths.  The proposed planning group would include representatives from among the Extension leadership (directors and administrators) as well as from Ag and Natural Resources, Community & Resource Development, and Family & Consumer Science bringing expertise along the farm-to-table continuum.  Additionally, Program & Staff Development and Communications specialists are already working across state lines to think through ways to ensure that impacts and accountability are carefully tracked and communicated for local foods initiatives.  Their early successes will bring strength to this initial planning phase.