Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
at the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas

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Conference Highlights

  • Hear about local food successes in southern Nevada
  • Be a part of the discussion on breaking down barriers within the local food movement
  • Speed Geeking - make important connections in the local food chain


November 10, 2015

7:30 - 8:15 Conference Check-in

Registration Desk

8:30 - 10:15 Opening General Session

10:15 - 12:00 Round-Table Tracks

Track A: - Range to Table: Locally sourced meats and byproducts
Identified Barriers:

  • Supply and demand and available markets with Nevada
  • Slaughter and Processing of local meats
  • Transportation

Track B: - Plants to Plates: Locally sourced produce, processed and cottage foods.
Identified Barriers:

  • Supply and demand and available markets with Nevada
  • Food safety and packaging
  • Transportation

12:00-1:15 Luncheon

1:15 - 3:00 Round Table Tracks Continued

3:00 - 4:00 Concluding General Session

Continuing the conversation beyond the conference. Next steps and opportunities for continued engagement.

4:00 - 5:00 Speed Geeking Event

5:00 - 6:00 Drinks and Networking Reception

Who Should Attend?

  • Connect with others with a passion for local food and agriculture products.
  • Meet Nevada farmers and ranchers and learn where your food comes from.
  • Become a producer. Considering growing food or developing a food product to be sold to others.
Elected officials, Municipality Staff, and state agencies
  • Share your expertise on laws and requirements to be adhered to in our efforts to increase access to local foods.
  • Listen and learn about barriers the Nevada food supply chain faces and what might be accomplished with support from the city, county and state governments to aid in increasing access to locally grown foods.
Education/outreach organizations
  • Connect with others passionate about Nevada food and agriculture.
  • Share your expertise and work to educate and engage varying audiences around food and agriculture.
  • Be a part of the solution, contributing and collaborating on ways we can increase local food supply in southern Nevada urban markets.
Food and agriculture producers
  • Promote your business and explore expansion of your product(s) within the southern Nevada urban market.
  • Make connections that could foster the development of meat slaughtering and processing facilities in southern Nevada to allow for increased access for consumers to Nevada meat products.
Food Distributors
  • Make connections with producers and processors for new products and retail venues with an interest in sourcing locally grown foods.
Food Processors & Cottage Industry
  • Make connections with producers to source ingredients locally and food distributors serving a clientele supporting Nevada food and agriculture products.
Retail outlets, grocers, chefs & restaurants
  • Learn about Nevada grown or processed food products.
  • Connect with distributors sourcing locally grown foods.