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Ag school to host Agriculture and Food Literacy Summit March 14

MARYVILLE, Mo. – In an effort aimed at helping middle-school-aged students better understand and appreciate the food system, Northwest Missouri State University invites the public to its 2018 Agriculture and Food Literacy Summit at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at theConference Center at Mozingo Lake Recreation Park.

Registration is $25 and due by Thursday, March 1. Registration may be completed online at www.nwmissouri.edu/ag/summit/.

Featured speakers will include Chris Chinn, the director of theMissouri Department of Agriculture, and a representative of the Center for Food Integrity. 

Additionally, Michael Foust, the owner and operator ofThe Farmhouse, will lead a lunch time conversation. The city ofMaryville recently announced The Farmhouse, a farm-to-table restaurant in Kansas City, as a new restaurant tenant at the Conference Center.

The summit is sponsored by Northwest’s School of Agricultural Sciences. It is funded, in part, by a grant it received from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, as well as the Mozingo Conference Center.

For more information, contact Jill Brown, partnership coordinator at Northwest, at jillb@nwmissouri.edu or 660.562.1195.

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