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Media Advisory No. Pending
USDA Office of Communications (202) 720-4623
Media Advisory: Agriculture Deputy Secretary Merrigan to Host Media Conference Call, Announce New USDA Resource to Expand Market Opportunities for Small and Mid-Sized Producers
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2012 – TODAY, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan will host a media conference call to announce the launch of a food hub guide, a new USDA tool to bolster expansion of market opportunities for small and mid-sized American producers.
This resource has been developed in partnership with the Wallace Center at Winrock International, the National Good Food Network, the National Association of Produce Market Managers and the Project for Public Spaces, as part of the National Food Hub Collaboration.
Friday, April 20, 2012
12:15 p.m. EDT
WHAT: Agriculture Deputy Secretary Merrigan, Wallace Center Director John Fisk, Common Market (PA) co-founder Halie Johnson, and Grown Locally (IA) coordinator Johnice Cross will host a media conference call to unveil a new USDA resource to expand market opportunities for American producers.
DIAL IN: 888-469-1348
Passcode: USDA (Given Verbally)
Trouble number: 202-720-8560
All callers using the above passcode will be placed in listen only mode. To join the Q&A portion of the meeting, these callers are instructed to press *1 on their touch tone phone.
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