2014 Food and Farm Network Summit: "Keep it Local" - Northern Michigan's News Leader

2014 Food and Farm Network Summit: "Keep it Local"

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January 31, 2014 -

The Food&Farm Network Summit brings in hundreds of people from the farming industry to continue making farm to table connections a reality.

At this weekend's summit, farmers and policy makers come together to work on issues affecting them, and anyone who eats food.

Continuing to boost the region's agricultural economy is top on everyone's agenda.

The farmers and policy makers we spoke with today say it's all about keeping the growing, production, and distribution local.

Another discussion item - the farm bill.

Some supporters say when it comes to ensuring a new generation of farmers, this new bill is beneficial.

9&10's Marisa McKay and photojournalist Jeremy Erickson learned what the policy makers and farmers were hoping to accomplish at this year's summit.