Local food hub sprouts in Little Falls Minnesota: Former Crestliner building takes new roots

RUPRI leader Cheryal Lee Hills, Executive Director Region Five in MN,  is a member of the RUPRI State Policy Panel and Next Generation National Advisory Board.  Cheryal and collaborator Arlene Jones launched “Sprout” on Friday, April 1st in Little Falls MN – with many funders, partners and contributors.   RUPRI was  honored to participate in this event. Featured speakers  included USDA Under Secretary Lisa Mensah, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Congressman Rick Nolan, MN  Agriculture Commissioner Dave Fredrickson, and USDA Rural Development Director Colleen Landkamer along with growers and Food Hub leaders  locally and from around the state sharing examples of success!