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Media Advisory No. 5148.12
Office of Communications (202) 720-4623
UPDATED Media Advisory: USDA and White House Office of Public Engagement to Host Google+ Hangout to Highlight Local Food Initiatives
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2012— On Tuesday, July 17, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan and Jon Carson, White House Director of Public Engagement, will host a Local Foods in Our Community As Told By Women Google + Hangout to highlight efforts to strengthen local and regional food systems.
Tuesday’s event will be an opportunity to talk about local food with inspiring women from around the country, including:
This Google+ Hangout isn’t just a chance to hear these women’s powerful stories. It’s also a chance to see more stories like theirs when we unveil the 2.0 version of the USDA’s Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass. An innovative digital guide and map, the KYF Compass highlights USDA-supported local food projects around the country. The 2.0 version features thousands of local food projects in all 50 states and includes keyword and zip code search features.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
3 p.m. EDT
WHAT: Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan and Jon Carson, White House Director of Public Engagement, will host a Local Foods in Our Community As Told By Women Google + Hangout
WHERE: Watch on WhiteHouse.gov/live, or on the White House Google+ page
Participants can ask questions on the White House Google+ Page, or on Twitter using the hashtag #WHHangout.
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