Come to the 4th Annual Farm & Food Leadership Conference:
“Taking Back Control of Our Food Supply”
WHEN: September 13-14, 2010 (Monday-Tuesday)
WHERE: Mexican-American Cultural Center, 600 River Street, Austin, TX 78701
WHAT: An exciting gathering of activists, farmers & ranchers, consumers, and nonprofits who care about where our food comes from. Come learn about the latest developments in agriculture and food, and get the tools you need to help make a difference!
SPEAKERS and TOPICS
Keynote by Jim Hightower
Genetically Modified Foods: Howard Vlieger, FARFA
Codex: What’s really happening with our supplements?: Scott Tips, National Health Federation
DC Update and the Next Farm Bill: Patty Lovera, Food & Water Watch
Food Access and Food Policy Councils: Marla Camp, Edible Austin; Karen Banks, Sustainable Food Center; Texas Food Policy Roundtable
National Animal ID System: What’s Changed?: Judith McGeary, FARFA
Getting Food From Farm to Table: Distribution Issues
Water Use Issues
Regulation of Slaughterhouses and Meat Processing
Raw Milk in Texas: Bob Stryk, Strykly Dairy; Dr. Mary Traverse
Labels: From local to grassfed, what do they mean?: Don Davis, American Grassfed Association; Suzanne Santos, Sustainable Food Center; Katie Pitre, Tecolote Farm
Competition and Anti-Trust Issues in Agriculture
Telling Your Story: How to Develop an Effective Message: Colin Rowan, Rowan Communications
Social Networking: Lisa Goddard, Capital Area Food Bank
How to Work with Your Legislators and Lobby: Russell Langley
more details coming soon
We need volunteers to help with the conference! Volunteers will get a special rate and a free T-shirt. Please contact us at Info@FarmAndRanchFreedom.org if you’re interested in volunteering.
We’ve arranged for a block of rooms at the Clarion Inn (about 2 miles away) at a special rate of $85/night plus taxes. Reservations must be made by September 5. Call 1-800-434-7378 to reserve a room, and be sure to mention that you’re with the Farm & Food Leadership Conference.
PLATINUM SPONSORS ($1,500 or more):
GOLD SPONSORS ($500-1,499):
SILVER SPONSORS ($300-$499)
Shades of Green Farm
Sponsors enable us to put on the best conference possible, to reach more people, and to have a greater impact. Becoming a conference sponsor not only helps to create a great event, it gets your name in front of potential customers. Download the sponsorship form for more information!