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Entrepreneurs’ Exchange to be held March 15 at NIACC

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Buy Fresh, Buy Local

Iowa has some of the best soils in the world and a good climate for growing crops. Yet, as a state, we import more than 80 percent of our food. The demand for local food is growing. Expanding local food production would help keep dollars in the local community. Crops bought from local growers travel a distance of only 56 miles. Buy Fresh, Buy Local is a nationwide movement that supports local foods for local purchase. Join us for the March 15 Entrepreneurs’ Exchange where Teresa Wiemerslage will talk about what has worked in Iowa with a focus on the success of the Northeast Iowa group and to learn more about the efforts being planned here in North Iowa.

Teresa Wiemerslage is the Program and Communications Coordinator for Iowa State University Extension serving six counties in northeast Iowa. Half of her time is spent coordinating the work of the Northeast Iowa Food & Farm Coalition (NIFF). Teresa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Microbiology and a Masters of Science in Plant Pathology from ISU. She has worked for Extension for over ten years and has a strong background in horticulture and agronomy.

Call to pre-register at 1-888-Go NIACC ext 4384.
FREE EVENT- Entrepreneurs’ Exchange
DATE: March 15, 2011
LOCATION: NIACC McAllister Hall,
Room 104G
TIME: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
MORE INFO: Call to pre-register and/or reserve a display table at 641-422-4384 or toll-free at 1-888-GO NIACC or email

Businesses of all sizes are welcomed and encouraged to attend this FREE event! |

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