Farm & Food Leadership Conference – September 13-14.

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!

REGISTRATION: Register online or download a registration form and mail it to PO Box 809, Cameron, TX 76520.

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

Slow Money

Food Safety

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

REGISTRATION

Register online or download a registration form and mail it to PO Box 809, Cameron, TX 76520.

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.

LODGING

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.

SPONSORS

PLATINUM SPONSORS ($1,500 or more):

Wheatsville Co-Op

GOLD SPONSORS ($500-1,499):

Edible Austin

SILVER SPONSORS ($300-$499)

Edible Dallas-Ft Worth

Coyote Creek Organic Feed Mill

BENEFACTORS ($150-$299):

Growing Good Things to Eat

SUPPORTERS ($25-$149):

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!

SILENT AUCTION

CobraHead Tools

ORGANIZATIONS

Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance

Sustainable Food Center

Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Assocation

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