Food Systems Connectivity Meeting for SW-VA and NE-TN


We're inviting you to attend the Food Systems Connectivity Meeting!  This is a full day meeting intended to improve Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia regional vitality and individual health by building the connectivity and capacity of the regional food system.  

Date: Thursday Oct. 1, 2015
Time: 8:30am - 4:00 pm  (Registration from 8:30am - 9am)
Location: Second Harvest Food Bank
1020 Jericho Dr
Kingsport, TN 37663

Please Register by Tuesday Sept. 15th.

For questions, please contact: Alexis Close at

We look forward to seeing you!

The Visioning Planning Team:

Alexis Close and Emily Bidgood, Appalachian RCD Council
Kathlyn Terry, Appalachian Sustainable Development
Sally Causey, Rural Resources
Trudy Hughes, East Tennessee Foundation
Deb Slawson and Randy Wykoff, ETSU College of Public Health
Melody Counts, VA Department of Health
Tom Dierolf and Andrew Crosson, Rural Support Partners

This work is supported by a Rural Community Development Initiative Grant from USDA Rural Development. We are grateful to be part of a significant regional award funding similar objectives across five Appalachian states, coordinated by the Central Appalachian Network (CAN) and the Food Systems Working Group of the Appalachia Funders Network.