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Saturday, July 9 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Building WealthWorks Food Value Chains

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WealthWorks (WW) value chains create deep collaborations between all members of a food system to create eight forms of wealth and ensure a just, locally controlled and inclusive economy. They interconnect rural and urban economies to benefit both. We will draw on the experience of ten WW coordinators at the conference to provide training on the many WW tools. We will learn how to leverage existing food system players by integrating them in a value chain and jointly filling the gaps. Utilize this unique opportunity to learn about WealthWorks.

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Andrew Crosson

Director of Regional Initiatives, Rural Support Partners
Andrew has been at Rural Support Partners since June of 2012. A native of Appalachia, his path to sustainable economic development work began in a small farming community in the mountains of rural Western North Carolina. As Director of Regional Initiatives at RSP, Andrew works with... Read More →

Roger Gonzalez

Mr. Gonzales is Prs of the Los De Mora Local Growers' Cooperative, Inc., a 35-member agricultural coop designed to serve as an economic conduit between local agricultural producers and emerging commercial markets. He utilized the WW framework to connect the cooperative to consumers... Read More →

Saturday July 9, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm EDT
Bulger Communication Center West 2