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Knowing where your food came from before you eat it is always a plus and the University of Illinois Extension is trying hard to help push that. On August 22nd, the U of I Extension begins holding meetings for their local food initiative where they are trying to get farmers and consumers together to find out what everyone wants and what works. Terri Miller, Publicist at the U of I said the goal of holding these meetings is to get a group of individuals who and provide good feedback to help grow the local food industry.

Miller also gave her three pillars of benefits for eating locally, which are growing the local economy, shrinking the carbon footprint, and eating healthier meals.

The first local food initiative meeting will be Monday August 22nd from 10 to noon at the extension office. Miller appeared on the NEWTALK WTIM Morning Show.

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