Wednesday evening Alpine Township hosted a meeting of the Ridge Economic Agricultural Partners (REAP). In 1998, a committee of farmers, local government officials, agri-business and representatives of the Michigan Cooperative Extension Service worked together to develop solutions to what was a depressed local economy, REAP was born and is now governed by its own Board of Directors as a charitable, educational organization.
Guest speaker at today's meeting was Janet Korn, Vice President of Marketing for Experience Grand Rapids, our local convention and visitors bureau. Janet talked about how Experience GR as well as social networks can help promote locally grown products and events.
To learn more about REAP and the Fruitridge Markets, please click here.
|Some of the REAP members present at the meeting|