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Meet the buyers

KANKAKEE — Farmers wanting to meet regional fresh produce buyers are invited to attend a Meet the Buyers event scheduled for Jan. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kankakee Community College, Kankakee. Buyers will be in attendance to provide an overview of their organization and their procurement needs. Farmers will have the opportunity to meet with buyers one-on-one. The day will be kicked off by James Theuri, University of Illinois-Extension, presenting introductory information about two programs, MarketReady and Good Agriculture Practices (GAPs). “Market Ready” is a program designed to teach best commercial business practices between growers and various retail markets. “GAPs are a set of recommendations that can help improve the quality an

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