The Farm Bill - where does sustainability fit in?

When: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: 1123 Jull Hall
Event Type(s): Lecture

Sustainable Tuesdays at the IAA. Please join us for a lecture and discussion on the Farm Bill.

Across the country, new local food businesses are thriving, organic agriculture is growing, and consumers are caring more than ever about what they eat. Despite these trends, the farm bill - our nation's primary food and farm policy package - still supports monocultures and industrial agriculture rather than sustainable food systems. Activists from the farm bill trenches will discuss what's up with the current bill, what the future of food and farm policy could look like, and how to take action in support of a more sustainable future.

Speaker: Sarah Hackney is the Grassroots Director for the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) in Washington, D.C. She mobilizes farmers, ranchers, and their allies to reform and improve federal food & farm policy. She has worked as an advocate and catalyst for sustainable food and farm efforts across the U.S.

Website: http://iaa.umd.edu/news/events

For more information, contact:
Ellen Polishuk
+1 301 405 4690




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