Farmers and purchasing agents involved in institutional food procurement are encouraged to voice expertise and opinion.

News Release, Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission

The Maryland Food for Maryland Institutions Legislative Task Force, chaired by Senator Katie Fry Hester and Delegate Lorig Charkoudian, is hosting a Listening Session in Southern Maryland for farmers and small business owners to voice their expertise and opinion on how to facilitate better farm-to-school and farm-to-institution sales.

The session will be held on Wednesday, November 6th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the SMECO Auditorium, 15045 Burnt Store Road, Hughesville Maryland.

The Maryland Food for Maryland Institutions Legislative Task Force is made up of farmers, agribusiness, agricultural non-profits, legislators, and government representatives that are focused on finding stronger markets for farmers through local purchasing within Maryland’s institutions (schools, prisons, government buildings, etc.). The Task Force has been convening for the past year and is looking forward to presenting their findings and proposals to the farm community, and receiving feedback.

The Task Force is also working towards the possibility that a Bill regarding this issue will be presented at the coming 2020 Legislative Session.

Farmers and purchasing agents involved in institutional food procurement are encouraged to attend the meeting and to lend their voice to this issue.

If you plan to attend the meeting, please RSVP to info@smadc.com


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