Meet Me At the Summit!

2017 Wisconsin Local Food Summit 

*schedule subject to change

Pre-Summit Tour (Open to Summit and non-Summit attendees)

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017                                                          

Additional Fee: $16

3:00 pm Meet at Vernon Economic Development Association’s Food Enterprise Center – 1201 North Main Street, Viroqua, WI 54665 – Tour various enterprises.
Tour Viroqua Food Co-Op
5:00 pm Tour Branches Winery – Happy Hour
6:00 pm Local Food Dinner at  Grapevine Hall

Food by Viroqua Food Co-op

Music by local artist Dan Sebranek

Thursday, January 12, 2017: Day 1 Summit

7:30 am Registration Begins
7:30-8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am Welcoming Address
8:45-9:15 am Networking Activity
9:30-10:45 am Breakout Session I

Tour Option is equal to 2 Breakout sessions: La Crosse Local Food Projects  9:30-12:30pm – Hillview Greenhouse, the Green Wall at Western Technical College, and then the Vermicomposting Center – open until bus is filled. Register early to avoid disappointment.

10:45-11:15 am Break & Exhibit Hall
11:15am-12:30 pm Breakout Session 2
12:30 – 1:45 pm Lunch
1:45-2:15 pm Break – Visit Exibits/Posters
2:15-3:30 pm Breakout Session 3
3:30-3:45 pm Break
3:45-4:30 pm Open Space
4:45 – 6:00 pm Happy Hour and Reception (Hackberry’s Bistro at People’s Food Co-op) Cash Bar

6:15 – 8:00 pm                        Networking Dinner at Piggy’s Restaurant & Blues Lounge                                                           (Meal and drink expenses not included in Summit fees)

Conversation following dinner with those interested in working together across states.

Friday, January 13, 2017: Day 2 Summit

7:00-8:00 am Breakfast and Table Topics Networking
8:00-8:15 am WLFN Announcements
8:15-9:30 am Breakout Session 4
9:30-10:00 am Break & Exhibits
10:00-12:00 pm Panel – Local Food Systems in IL, IA, MI, and MN
12:00-1:30 pm Lunch – Announcements & Video
1:30-2:55 pm Convergence
2:55-3:00 pm Wrap-up and Evaluations