Verna Laboy speaks at the dedication for the Columbia Agriculture Park

Verna Laboy, a public health educator for Columbia/Boone County public health, speaks at the dedication for the Columbia Agriculture Park that was held on Saturday at the MU Health Care Pavilion. Laboy spoke about the park's importance in reducing health disparities among minority and poor communities. Laboy noted that those with food stamps get double benefits at the Columbia Farmers Market. For example, if a SNAP recipient uses $10, they will get $20 of produce and product at the market. 

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