Ohio farmer and Metro High School Farmer's Market vendor George McCoy stocks more tomatoes while he keeps an eye on customers at the Metro High School Farmers Market.

‘Town Hall Ohio’ talks local food systems

For some farmers, the developing market for locally grown food is an exciting business opportunity. For some consumers, access to these local food is greatly enjoyed. But what would it look like if local food production and consumption wasn’t just for some people. What if it were a part of the mainstream? On this episode of Town Hall Ohio, we explore the possibilites of scaling up to a local food systems that would benefit farmers, consumers and communities. Guests: Brian Williams, agricultural specialist with the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission; Tony Logan, director of USDA Rural Development in Ohio; and Steve Berk, Ohio Farm Bureau organization director.

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Joe Cornely 

Joe Cornely is senior director of corporate communications for Ohio Farm Bureau.