Webinar highlights UF center's 'buy local' research findings

03/15/2013 09:53:00 AM
Vicky Boyd

PIE Center logoThe University of Florida's Center for Public Issues Education in Agricultural and Natural Resources will conduct a free, one-hour Webinar March 20 that highlights research aimed at better understanding consumers' local food purchasing behaviors.

Speakers include Rachel Divine, PIE Center research coordinator; Alan Hodges, UF Extension economist; and Sonia Tighe, executive director of the Maitland-based Florida Specialty Crop Foundation, according to a news release.

The panelists will help explain what the center's findings mean to state lawmakers and growers.

Although the webinar is free, you must register in advance by visiting piecenter.eventbrite.com/.

The session will run from 2-3 p.m., Eastern daylight time.

If you're unable to view the session live, it will be recorded and available for future viewing on the center's website, www.centerpie.com, and then clicking on the "previous" tab to select from earlier webinars.

The study was funded by a Specialty Crop Block Grant.

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