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Press Release

Cleveland and Richmond Federal Reserve Banks hosting “Regional Food Systems: Economic Opportunity through Entrepreneurship,” on September 18, 2017 at Burr Oak Lodge in Glouster, OH

The forum is being presented in partnership with ACEnet and the Central Appalachian Network (CAN)

What: Conference on Regional Food Systems: Economic Opportunity through Entrepreneurship

When: Monday, September 18, 2017, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm ET

Where: Burr Oak Lodge & Conference Center, 10660 Burr Oak Lodge Rd, Glouster, OH 45732

Registration: News media are invited to attend, but must register by September 15.

The forum will:

  • focus on how communities use regional food strategies to advance their economic and other community goals
  • discuss models for collaboration between policymakers, practitioners, and the financial community
  • explore research, policy, and resource gaps that, if addressed, might contribute to the advancement and success of regional food system strategies.

See the forum agenda for additional details.

This program coincides with the rollout of “Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food System Investments to Transform Communities,” a book that focuses on regional food systems as a means for enhancing economic opportunity.

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that along with the Board of Governors in Washington DC comprise the Federal Reserve System. Part of the US central bank, the Cleveland Fed participates in the formulation of our nation’s monetary policy, supervises banking organizations, provides payment and other services to financial institutions and to the US Treasury, and performs many activities that support Federal Reserve operations System-wide. In addition, the Bank supports the well-being of communities across the Fourth Federal Reserve District through a wide array of research, outreach, and educational activities.

The Cleveland Fed, with branches in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, serves an area that comprises Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.

Media contact

Doug Campbell,, 513.455.4479