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MIO Coalition uses matching government funding to push beyond state borders

MIO Coalition uses matching government funding to push beyond state borders

MIO companies provided 65,500 jobs and sales in excess of $4 billion in 2016.

Norman Farmer's Market, summer produce in this file photo from 8-3-2011.  mh

Farmers markets connect growers and consumers for the freshest local produce

“We have consumers that have a desire to be involved in their community or at least to know their community,” said Meriruth Cohenour, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry agritourism coordinator.

Wes Tibbs holds a goose at his farm in Oklahoma City, Friday, June 24, 2016.  "We got into it because it's a marketing angle for when we move beyond the hobby farm level.  I think they're a really good organization, in that, they provide people who are doing far bigger things than I am doing an opportunity to get their name out there and get a different angle on marketing that a lot of people don't have.... As consumers are moving toward the locally grown movement, it really gives them a leg up to join the locally grown movement."  (Garett Fisbeck)

Nationwide farming coalition helps Oklahoma veterans

For Brian Chambers, life after deployment is a struggle in some ways. “I was a special missions aviator in the Air Force for eight years. We were everywhere — Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa — and I was lucky; I didn’t sustain serious injury physically, but I do have some issues mentally. It’s hard to explain, but

Marc Dunham at District 21, 8-13-2012 File.   (Shannon Cornman)

Food Briefs: cocktail class, new t location, Carne Diem and more

A cocktail class kicks off at Ludivine, Oklahoma food is promoted in Germany, Marc Dunham leaves Francis Tuttle’s culinary school, a new restaurant opens in the airport and Carne Diem heats guests up on Friday.

(Madeline Hancock)

Chicken-Fried News: Organic overkill

It’s just not natural. Don McGehee, who owns D&H Farms, said the farm will soon celebrate its 100th anniversary. This year, the cake’s candles won’t light, the hired clown is passed out and all the metal foil balloons are flat. Most of his crop is gone or can’t be sold. Around 200 plum trees and

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