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January, 2014 E-Newsletter
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12-30-2013 13:35:17 PM

As 2013 comes to a close, the Food and Health Network reflects on its accomplishments for the year as it plans for 2014. At our annual planning meeting on December 12th, we shared stories of success with our members and partners. Some of FaHN's highlights: Farm to Institution Educational Meeting Series: In 2013, FaHN held monthly meetings [...]...

New York State Food Metrics Bill Signed Into Law

On December 18th, 2013, Governor Cuomo signed the Food Metrics Bill (S.4061 /A.5102)
into law. The Food Metrics Bill requires state agencies to establish food purchasing, tracking, and reporting systems that will provide data on the geographic source of food being purchased, and the amount of money spent. The bill also lays the groundwork for encouraging institutions to purchase regionally produced food. You can learn more about the bill here.   

News and Events 
January Monthly FaHN Gathering

WHEN: Thursday, January 23rd
TIME: 2:00pm-4:00pm
LOCATION: Food Bank of the Southern Tier, Conference Room, 388 Upper Oakwood Ave., Elmira, NY

Join us to learn about food security in our region. Tour the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and hear about the Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables program. RSVP by Tues., Jan. 21st to 
rhsc-rf@rhnscny.org or 607-697-7669. Want to carpool? Let us know!

Mark your calendars! Check here regularly for details and documents for upcoming events.
Save the Date: "Growing Markets 2014" Conference and Annual Hobart Farmers' Lunch

When: Saturday, March 1, 2014
Where: Hobart Community Center, 80 Cornell Ave, Hobart NY 
What do you want to learn in 2014?  

We want to hear from you! 

Please take a moment to fill out a very brief survey to help shape FaHN meetings and events in 2014. Let us know what topics you'd most like to learn about, who you'd like to hear from, and where you'd like to visit! We'd also like to hear your thoughts on collaborative grant planning. Take the 2014 FaHN Meeting Survey
Producing for the Hub Workshop
January 13th, 10am - 12pm
Lucky Dog Farm Store, Main Street, Hamden, NY
Catskill Regional Agriculture Conference 
January 16th,10am-3:30pm
SUNY Delhi, Farrell Hall 
NOFA-NY Winter Organic Conference 
January 24 - 26
Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs, NY
Grants and Other Opportunities
Deadline, February 7, 2014

USDA Value-Added Producer Grants 
Deadline, February 24, 2014

2014 Rural Health Service Corps Positions Available
View the positions here.

Food and Health Network, Food Policy Volunteer 
FaHN is seeking an enthusiastic volunteer for a new Food Policy Committee. Interested individuals should contact rhsc-rf@rhnscny.org or call 607-692-7669.
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