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Youth Food Conference hosted by Milwaukee Food Council

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Havenwoods State Forest

6141 North Hopkins Street

Milwaukee, WI 53209

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Youth Food Conference
Inspired by support from the McGinnity Family Foundation and our own MFC youth-serving membership organizations, the Milwaukee Food Council is excited to host a Youth Food Conference on Saturday, October 20th at Havenwoods State Forest and Nature Center.

The goals of the event include:

*Highlight young food leaders who are transforming the local food system

*Connect interested youth to food leadership opportunities in the city

*Continue to identify key strategic areas for systems change in our local food chain.

The main agenda for the day includes:
9:00am-9:45am Breakfast and Networking
9:45am-10:15am MFC welcome and Keynote speaker
10:15-12:30pm Six Youth Presentations (15 min each)***
12:30-1:00pm Youth and Organization panel with Q&A
1:00-2:00pm Clean Up

***We are seeking applications from young people (16-25) who are actively engaged in good food activities - from composting and gardening to starting local restaurants or food businesses. Presenters will be awarded a $50 stipend for their presentation. Applications are due September 28th and can be found here.

We are seeking event sponsors who understand the importance of supporting youth leadership in food system work. Please view our sponsorship levels here.
THANK YOU to the McGinnity Family Foundation and Outpost Natural Foods who have already committed their sponsorships!
Please contact Stephanie Calloway for any questions regarding sponsorship.


How you can support and/or be involved:

• Sponsor! Provide financial support for stipends, refreshments and materials

• Spread the word! Please share the application and event information widely with all your networks!

• Show up! Come out on October 20th to support our food leaders

• Stay in touch! Join the MFC as a friend or member to continue the conversation after October 20th: www.milwaukeefoodcouncil.org





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