The Good Food Festival and Conference, hosted by Family Farmed, will celebrate the progress and successes of the food movement. The three-day event will focus on finance and innovation (Mar. 24); trade, policy, and schools (Mar. 25); and the Good Food Festival (Mar. 26), with a number of guest speakers including: Governor Rauner (IL), Senator Dick Durbin (IL), and Toni Preckwinkle (Cook County Board President). The Conference features many opportunities for farms to connect to financial resources and businesses, to help grow local procurement capacity, and to provide a forum to discuss local, statewide, and national food policy. The event will be March 24-26, 2016 in Chicago, IL.