What: Farming Our Future: The Forces and Faces of 21st Century Agriculture
When: Monday, March 9, 2015, 9 am ‐ 4 pm (registration opens 8 am)
Where: Kellogg Center Auditorium, 219 S. Harrison, East Lansing
Admission: $25 general; $20 students with school ID (admission includes lunch)
The conference will feature keynote addresses by Tim Gibbons, Communications Director of the Missouri Rural Crisis Center, and Danielle Nierenberg, President of Food Tank in Chicago, and will bring together agricultural policy and legal experts, farmers, consumers and researchers in two panel discussions including:
Dr. M. Jahi Chappell, Director of Agroecology and Agriculture Policy at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Pete Kennedy, President of the Farm-to‐Consumer Legal Defense Fund
Phil Howard, Associate Professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Community Sustainability
Joe Maxwell, a hog farmer and Vice President of Outreach & Engagement at The Humane Society of the United States
Michelle Jackson, a fourth‐generation African American urban farmer in Detroit
Michael Vanderbrug, a sustainable farmer and agricultural operations director in the community outreach department of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids.
The conference takes place from 9am‐4pm Monday, March 9, at the Kellogg Center Auditorium, 219 S. Harrison, East Lansing. Admission is $25; $20 for students (with school ID). To register, visit: http://tinyurl.com/FarmingOurFuture.