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Conference promotes importance of locally grown food

Food, Ag, and Equity Conference (Source: WALB) Food, Ag, and Equity Conference (Source: WALB)
The conference began on Thursday and continues on Friday. (Source: WALB) The conference began on Thursday and continues on Friday. (Source: WALB)
Amber Bell (Source: WALB) Amber Bell (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Farmers and consumers are gathering to raise awareness about the importance of locally grown food. 

On Thursday, the Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education Inc. hosted the Food, Ag, and Equity Conference. 

The goal was to promote local growers and ensure we have access to healthy foods in our area. 

Program director Amber Bell said event centers around capitalizing on the opportunities we have here in southwest Georgia. 

"The foods that are grown here are not consumed here," she said.  "And we know that foods with fewer food miles because fruits and vegetables are living things, and the sooner you van eat them off the vine, the healthier they are."

The conference is being held at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Albany.

If you missed today, the conference will continue tomorrow starting at 9 a.m. 

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