UPDATE! Future of Our Food and Farms Summit

Lynn Byczynski growing4market at earthlink.net
Wed Nov 15 10:31:46 EST 2000

I reported on Dennis Bishop, the Virginia Extension agent who lost his job,
in the December issue of Growing for Market. The day after I went to press
he called to say the ACLU had accepted his case and would represent him in
court. Would you like me to forward your email below to him?
Lynn Byczynski
Growing for Market
news and ideas for market farmers
PO Box 3747, Lawrence, KS 66046

> From: "Victoria M. Bhavsar" <toria at pop.uky.edu>
> Reply-To: "market farming" <market-farming at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
> Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 10:17:38 -0500
> To: "market farming" <market-farming at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
> Subject: Re: UPDATE!  Future of Our Food and Farms Summit
> What happened with that extension agent?  Is there anything that people on
> this list can do to make sure that he is reinstated, should he wish to work
> in that area again?  I think that some real grassroots power could be shown
> here if the area received a flood of calls, emails, and attention demanding
> that this person's First Amendment rights were observed (which is darn well
> what it comes down to!)  Or was there something and I (sheepishly ask)
> missed it?
> Victoria
>> They certainly would. Remember the recent post here about the
>> extension agent in Virginia who lost his job for following up a letter
>> to the editor condeming organic foods written by Avery with one very
>> much in support of organic farming and organic farmers.
> *************************************
> Victoria M. Bhavsar
> Dept. of Agronomy
> N106R Ag. Sci. North, UK
> Lexington, KY  40546-0091
> 606/257-2103
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