NWI Food Council Food Expo & Discussion 2018 Just Food - The goal is to make food accessible to everyone in the region, regardless of income, and to promote farming as a viable way of life. 2017 event attracted over 200 consumers, food activists, farmers, community organizations, businesses and educators from across the region. This event made possible through a grant from the Legecy Foundation. Grant funds will provide scholarships for area students to attend FED at no cost. Topics include food access, marketing food businesses, grand and funding, soil health, permaculture, resource sharing, farm to school and urban farming. The Expo opens with a Producer/Buyer Speed Networking session, and the agenda includes panels on Food Justice Concepts, Social Equity in the Food System, and a "visioning event" to kickoff public collaboration on the future of the Regional Food System.