Local, Regional and National Experts to be Featured at 2013 KRC Farm & Food Conference
Kansas Rural Center’s 2013 Farm and Food Conference, “Farming as if People Matter: How to Feed Ourselves, Build New Farms and Adapt to a Changing World,” will feature a host of local, regional and national experts to present information on a wide variety of farm and food related topics.
Wes Jackson, founder and President of the Land Institute in Salina, Kansas, will be the keynote speaker at the conference, which will be held at the Meridian Center, 1420 E. Broadway Ct., Newton, Kansas, Saturday, November 2, from 9 am to 5 pm. Jackson is an internationally recognized leader in sustainable agriculture and author of several books, and will present on “When Ecology Replaces Agronomy for Food Production.”
Workshops focusing on Farm Transitions, Farm Management, Local Food Marketing, Community Food Solutions, and Food & Farm Policy will be led by experts involved in these topics and issues at the state or national level. Kansas-based experts who will be joining us to present at the conference include producers, educators involved in local foods’ projects, and representatives from USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, K-State Research and Extension, University of Kansas, Kansas Department of Education, and Kansas Department of Agriculture. National experts will include speakers from the National Center for Appropriate Technology, the Public Health Law Center, Monarch Watch, and Partners for Sustainable Pollination.
A full list of speakers and workshops offered during the day can be found here.
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