Unlike most events where mobile communication devices are asked to be turned off, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan asked that they remain on allowing people to have access to social media conversations in a continuations the National Conversation on Local and Regional Food projects and how they offer economic opportunities to local farmers, ranchers and food entrepreneurs. using the new web -based Know Your Food Compass, the conversation covered many aspects about food, such as infrastructure, stewardship, local meat and poultry, Healthy food access, careers in agriculture and local food knowledge. The virtual conversation took place at the White House, and Twitter was used to expand the conversation worldwide, from Washington, D.C., on Monday, March 5, 2012. USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.
April 30, 2014
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