Kentucky Local Food Systems Summit
6th Annual Kentucky Local Foods Summit
March 20, 2024 | University of Kentucky
The Food Connection, in partnership with the Kentucky Center for Agriculture and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, are pleased to announce the call for breakout session proposals for the 2024 Kentucky Local Food Systems Summit–March 20th, 2024 at Kroger Field in Lexington. The 6th Annual Summit will feature a full day of breakout sessions, networking, and conversations designed to bring together local food professionals and advocates who work on the front lines of growing our local food and farm economy to share challenges, opportunities, best practices, and build capacity for our local/regional food economy.
The planning committee has predetermined thematic tracks for the breakout sessions for the past two years. Those breakout session tracks and topics can be found here. For the 2024 Summit, there are no predetermined thematic breakout session tracks as we are inviting our local food systems community to bring forward the topics and conversations that are most valuable to their work and constituents. Broader conference themes and tracks will be crafted based on the breakout session proposals received and accepted. We are seeking breakout session proposals that explore current challenges and/or opportunities facing local/regional food systems in Kentucky or highlight novel programming, research, or outreach efforts related to local/regional food systems in Kentucky. While we encourage anyone who is interested to attend, the primary audience for the Summit is local food systems practitioners.
Breakout session proposals will be accepted here through November 1st, 2023. Please consider submitting a proposal and encourage others in your network to do so as well.
The 2024 Kentucky Local Food Systems Summit is brought to you by The Food Connection, the Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development, and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.