UPDATE! Future of Our Food and Farms Summit

Jill Taylor Bussiere jdt at itol.com
Wed Nov 15 10:51:11 EST 2000


Lynn,
    Please pass on any information that Dennis ok's - I think this is
something that all our extension agents nationwide should know - I would
pass the information on to the UWEX system.....  Our second amendment rights
are being assaulted on every front.

                    Jill

                Jill
----- Original Message -----
From: Lynn Byczynski <growing4market at earthlink.net>
To: market farming <market-farming at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 9:31 AM
Subject: Re: UPDATE! Future of Our Food and Farms Summit


> 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
> 800-307-8949
> http://www.growingformarket.com
>
> > 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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