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All Things Local Food in Central Louisiana Regional Food Digest: May 19, 2017

admin | 22nd May, 2017
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All Things Local Food in Central Louisiana  Regional Food Digest: May 19, 2017
Kids Club Launching at Two Markets this June! We all want kids to eat their fruits and veggies, and Central Louisiana’s farmers markets are making it a little easier to ensure they do. Kids Club is a program that provides children with wooden tokens that are redeemable for fresh produce – at no cost to ...

Technology in Farming Small Courses Announced

admin | 28th April, 2017
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Fresh Central is hosting a series of short courses in May 2017, with topics designed for small, diversified farms, market gardeners, and skill-seekers interested in farming and large scale gardening for fun and profit. These short courses are an in-depth exploration of farm technology fundamentals and best practices that can help you build a lean, ...

MAKER MORNINGS – HAPPY HOUR EDITION

admin | 20th April, 2017
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MAKER MORNINGS – HAPPY HOUR EDITION
A special Happy Hour edition of Maker Mornings will feature a Vidalia businessman’s success story and the unveiling of an interactive map that highlights Central Louisiana’s makers. The free event will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, at The Gem, located at 1014 Third St., in downtown Alexandria. Register ...

CLEDA’S PROJECT REWRITE AIMS TO HELP ADULT LEARNERS

admin | 20th April, 2017
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CLEDA’S PROJECT REWRITE AIMS TO HELP ADULT LEARNERS
Dear Fellow Education Advocates,   You and your organization depend on the success of our education delivery system to help all of our citizens become productive members of our economy. Unfortunately, we have 55,000 adults that have not yet achieved their High School Diploma. You can help us help these adults get back on the ...

FARM TO TABLE: AS FRESH AS IT GETS

admin | 06th April, 2017
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FARM TO TABLE: AS FRESH AS IT GETS
The Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA) is excited to announce the first Farm to Table event of 2017, on April 20th from 8:30 – 9:30 am in the Vault at the CLEDA offices in downtown Alexandria. Farm to Table events are geared towards restaurants, institutions, and businesses that buy/sell food on a regular basis, ...

GRANT PARISH PLANT PROJECT SUSPENDED

admin | 31st March, 2017
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GRANT PARISH PLANT PROJECT SUSPENDED
GRANT PARISH PLANT PROJECT SUSPENDED   Plans by an Eastern European company to convert an idled Grant Parish biofuels plant into an ammonia manufacturing facility have been put on hold indefinitely, officials with the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance announced Friday.   “We’re disappointed that the TopChem project has been suspended,” Jim Clinton, president and ...

CLEDA Seeks Division Leader

admin | 20th March, 2017
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CLEDA Seeks Division Leader
WANTED: MAJOR EMPLOYERS DIVISION LEADER   Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance is the regional economic development organization for the Ten Parishes of Central Louisiana. CLEDA provides a wide variety of economic development services including recruitment, retention and development of major employers; building knowledge platforms and networks to achieve higher levels of educational achievement and skills ...

Ice House Entrepreneurship Program begins March 16

admin | 07th March, 2017
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Ice House Entrepreneurship Program begins March 16
The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program begins March 16th If you or someone you know has always wanted to be a business owner but not sure of the first step this workshop series could be the answer. The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is an experiential learning program designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental ...

5th Annual Foodapalooza

admin | 28th February, 2017
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5th Annual Foodapalooza
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Register for 100 Ways of Making

admin | 24th January, 2017
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Register for 100 Ways of Making
Making! It’s a vital part of Central Louisiana.   Who are MAKERS?   MAKERS, are people and companies that create things & ideas. MAKERS are: builders, artists, manufacturers, storytellers, chefs, fabricators, restaurateurs, suppliers, thinkers, and doers!   According to AdWeek, the maker movement, is the umbrella term for independent inventors, designers and tinkerers. A convergence ...