UPDATE! Future of Our Food and Farms Summit
Jill Taylor Bussiere
jdt at itol.com
Tue Nov 14 11:33:04 EST 2000
Thank you for your calm response. I applaud you for your attempt to
provide balance - it looks like the group of folks that have put your
conference together have the resources to counter any false claims that
Dennis Avery would make.
Good luck! Let us know how it went!
----- Original Message -----
From: <MariavHM at aol.com>
To: market farming <market-farming at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2000 10:28 AM
Subject: Re: UPDATE! Future of Our Food and Farms Summit
> This email is a genuine email, and I am still subscribed to the list. I
> appreciate everyone's commitment to agriculture, I have been working in
> and agriculture for well over 20 years. The Future of Our Food and Farms
> Summit is an attempt to bring food, farming and hunger issues together and
> help create a stronger food system in our region. The goal is to host a
> Summit where we can talk about issues, and hear from many points of view,
> including pro and con on GMO's. We have also invited Rebecca Goldburg from
> Environmental Defense -- she is in the session with Dennis Avery -- she'll
> present her views critical of GMO's. We really strugged with whether and
> to deal with the issue of GMO's, and it was a difficult decision for the
> Steering Committee to make, but in the end we decided that we needed to
> create opportunities for the leaders to ably debate each other. We
> and respect the concerns of people who may not agree. Thanks for your
> and support. Below is the brief description of sessions and the list of
> speakers attending the Summit. It'll give you an idea of what we are
> to achieve.
> Maria van Hekken
> Farmers' Market Trust
> 3760 Manchester Road (home office)
> Allentown, PA 18104-2240
> 610-530-2586 fax
> mariavhm at aol.comIn a message dated 11/14/2000 10:23:42 AM Eastern Standard
> Time, lflondon at mindspring.com writes:
> In a message dated 11/14/00 10:23:42 AM, lflondon at mindspring.com writes:
> << On Mon, 13 Nov 2000 17:23:05 EST, MariavHM at aol.com wrote:
> >UPDATE! Register for Future of Our Food and Farms Summit
> This post was hit-and-run SPAM.
> Interesting. MariavHM at aol.com subscribed long enough to
> drop this post in our midst, then unsubscribed. I'll bet that email
> id is a fake. Their usual tactics.
> Lawrence F. London, Jr.
> lflondon at mindspring.com
> london at metalab.unc.edu
> THURSDAY SESSIONS INCLUDE
> 1:30 P.M. TO 3 P.M.
> An Overview of the US Food System - Come learn about the five major trends
> currently impacting the food industry in this country!
> Learn from Women in Agriculture - Learn from women leaders who are fully
> immersed in the issues facing agriculture and actively trying to find
> solutions. Learn how women are thriving in and bringing new perspectives
> all parts of agriculture and the food system.
> The Supermarket Project: Small Farmers Using Computer Technology and the
> Internet to Cooperatively Market Their Products - Learn about innovative
> strategies to increase direct marketing opportunities for rural community
> cooperatives; including e-commerce, consumer education and labeling; and
> promotion of local produce, specialty vegetables and value-added products.
> Youth in Agriculture Symposium - MANRA (Minorities in Agriculture and
> Resources Association) - Learn how to involve youth in team
> as it relates to agricultural issues.
> Environmental Quality Initiative - Learn how decisions you make as a
> affect our natural environment.
> 3:30 P.M. TO 5:00 P.M.
> Farm to School Initiative - Getting Local Produce into Our Schools - Some
> have successfully integrated local produce into their food programs.
> Strategize about adoption of this program for your schools.
> Dairy Farming - What’s Up with Milk- Are too many dairy farmers getting
> of dairy? Are consumers drinking enough milk?
> Marketing Horticultural Foods to Today’s Health Conscious Consumer -
> will describe how health benefits can be used to market herbs and fresh
> fruits and vegetables.
> Expanding The WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program To Serve More Farmers,
> Mothers And Children - Discuss strategies for maximizing participation in
> the WIC farmers market nutrition program.
> How to Preserve Farmland and Sustain Farming - Discuss with experts the
> of open space preservation efforts and how this significant work can help
> sustain farming in the region.
> Involving Youth in the Food System - Learn ways to involve youth in the
> system using hands-on experiences. Youth and adults both will enjoy this
> Minority Entrepreneurs - Innovative minority market opportunities in the
> system in the Mid-Atlantic region.
> 5:30 TO 9:00 P.M.
> Dinner at Jack McDavid’s - Dinner at the home of renowned chef Jack
> proprietor of Down Home Diner and Jack’s Firehouse.
> FRIDAY SESSIONS INCLUDE
> 8:30 A.M. TO 10:00 A.M.
> Discussing the Role of Genetic Engineering in Plant Food Production - What
> type of regulatory and/or labeling system should be in place to monitor
> genetically engineered organisms?
> Inner City Supermarkets: Critical Link in a Just Food System - What does
> take to establish inner-city supermarkets and successfully maintain them?
> Edible Connections - This interactive session will give you the tools to
> change the way your community talks about the local food system.
> "From Our Farms": A New Initiative to teach Families about Food,
> the Farm - "From Our Farms" takes a unique approach to Community
> Agriculture by collaborating with local farmers...with the purpose of
> promoting local agriculture and good nutrition.
> Yes, Virginia, There Really are Gardens in New Jersey! - Learn about the
> variety of produce grown, the strength of marketing efforts, and how
> Fresh produce reaches consumers from Montreal to Miami.
> 10:30 A.M. TO 12:00 NOON
> Improving Youth Diets - Explore the environment in which youth make their
> food decisions.
> Cooperatives: Connecting Producers with Consumers - Learn about
> structures, steps in organizing, and tips for effective operations.
> Marketing Natural Beef - The direct marketing of high quality beef to the
> consumer provides a sustainable method for small and part-time farmers to
> compete for market share and price recovery.
> Sustainable Marketing Alternatives for Ethnic Produce in the Mid-Atlantic
> Region - Analyze real cases of diversifying farm enterprises and ethnic
> produce market opportunities and offers some food for thought and a
> networking opportunity for a sustainable future of our food and farms.
> Making Connections: Food for Everyone - Join this wide-ranging discussion
> the many ways connections are created between communities, corporations,
> consumers to ensure food for everyone.
> Community Food Security Initiative - Is your community being "deprived" of
> available federal funds that can support local agriculture while improving
> the diets of low-income adults and children?
> LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS
> Karen Anderson NOFA New Jersey
> Troy Bishopp Bishopp’s Custom Grazing
> Rebecca Bond Rural Coalition
> Steve Brown Brown’s Thriftway Markets
> J. Lynne Brown Penn State University
> Dick Burruss Agricultural and Community Development
> Charles Cathcart Keystone Development Center
> Everett Chamberlain Rutgers Cooperative Extension
> JoAnn Connelly Greater Philadelphia Food Bank
> Isobel Contento Teachers College, Columbia University
> Chuck Cruickshank Land O’Lakes
> Mary Cummings Rutgers Cooperative Extension
> Joanne Denworth 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania
> Father Randy Eldridge Rural Coalition
> Gerald Ely Susquehanna County USDA
> Pete Feretti Penn State University
> Christine Filardo Produce for Better Health Foundation
> Daisy Garrett Mississippi Association of Cooperatives
> Carl German University of Delaware
> Alison Harmon Penn State University
> Hope Holland New Jersey Department of Agriculture
> Luanne Hughes Rutgers Cooperative Extension
> Cindy Javor Allegheny Cooperative Extension
> Wesley Kline, Ph.D. Rutgers Cooperative Extension
> Pam Koch Teachers College, Columbia University
> Jock Lauterer Penn State University
> Gail Lennon Fall River Wild Rice
> Toni Liquori Community Food Resource Center, NYC
> James Locker Penn State University
> Cathy Lyons Penn State University
> Audrey Maretzki Penn State University
> Mark McGuigan Greenpace Alliance
> Robert Mickel Rutgers Cooperative Extension
> Sheila Miller Pennsylvania Legislator
> Sue Mitchem PA Hunger Action Center
> Stuart Nunnery Campaign For Food Literacy
> Richard Poorbaugh Penn State University
> Peter Pugliese, MD The Pugliese Group
> Jim Quarella Bellview Farms
> Ken Regal Just Harvest
> Dominic Ritardi New Jersey Department of Agriculture
> Karima Rose Farmers’ Market Trust
> Lori Sandman Environmental Quality Initiative
> Patricia Scott Department of Defense
> Sandy Sherman Farmers’ Market Trust
> Luis Sierra Rural Development Center
> Kate Smith AUS Consultants
> Crystal Smithmeyer Pennsylvania Council of Cooperatives
> Greg Solt Penn State Cooperative Extension
> Paula Spilman Clearfield County Cooperative Extension
> Fran Stallings Triumph Baptist Church, Philadelphia
> Patrick Temple-West Archdiocese of Philadelphia
> Stephan Tubene, Ph.D Maryland Cooperative Extension
> Rick VanVranken Rutgers Cooperative Extension
> Karen Wilson Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger
> Lynn Wolf Penn State Cooperative Extension
> PLUS MANRA Executive Board members, MANRA students from the
> area, and other youth and young adult food system experts
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