We envision a world where local grain economies that are
good for people and good for the planet can thrive.
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Thursday, July 29 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
Why that local flour you bought could just be the future of the US economy

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As featured last spring in the New York Times opinion piece by Timothy Wu, local grain economies hold promise for knitting rural communities together, creating jobs, and ensuring resiliency through tough times. Resurgent local grain economies are realizing the power to build entrepreneurial ecosystems for strong community connections and success. The rural regions in which grain production happens are essential to the nearby urban population centers, and urban markets that spend their dollars on regionally grown purchases together, demonstrate a framework for growth and change in our dynamic food system. Presented by Amber Lambke, co-founder of the Maine Grain Alliance in 2007 and Maine Grains, Inc. (2012), a gristmill in downtown Skowhegan, ME housed in a repurposed Victorian jailhouse.

Presented by the Hight Family of Dealerships

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Amber Lambke

Founder, CEO, Maine Grains
Amber Lambke is founder and CEO of Maine Grains, Inc., carried by specialty food stores and used by bakeries, breweries and chefs throughout the Northeast. She is also the founding director of the non-profit Maine Grain Alliance whose flagship event, the Kneading Conference, draws... Read More →

Thursday July 29, 2021 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT