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Monday, January 4, 2016

Food & Agriculture Road Map for Illinois

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Food & Agriculture Road Map for Illinois
Leland Strom, Director FARM Illinois

Up next a plan to make Illinois and the Chicago region into a leading global hub for food and agriculture innovation. We’ll learn about FARM Illinois from Todd Gleason.

The FARM part of FARM Illinois is an acronym…
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The FARM part of FARM Illinois is an acronym. It stands for Food and Agriculture Road Map. It is an organization chaired by the immediate past president of the University of Illinois, Bob Easter. The goal is to make Chicago, and the rest of the state into a global hub for agricultural innovation by laying out strategic recommendations for how the food and agriculture system can improve health, contribute to the economy, create jobs, employ new technologies, preserve the environment, adapt to a changing climate, and help underserved communities. Leland Strom is the director of Farm Illinois. I asked him why now…

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