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Friday, November 8 • 10:15am - 11:30am
Economic Empowerment Through Local Agriculture and Food Systems

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Food systems create value chains which provide economic opportunity for entrepreneurs and businesses. Developing a local food system in or targeting underserved communities can greatly benefit these areas not only with positive economic impact but also addresses food security and sustainability. The session should allow participants to reevaluate the conditions within vulnerable communities and its current food system as opportunities for local food and agriculture entrepreneurs or small businesses to empower themselves.

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Cary Junior

General Manager, SouthEast Michigan Producers Association (SEMPA)
Mr. Junior is a Founder and General Manager of SouthEast Michigan Producers Association, or SEMPA. The organization was established to assist small rural African American/Underserved producers outside of Detroit in collaborating to build their capacities and provide fresh produce... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am EST
Classroom 232
  Farm to Fork Supply Chains