Farm & Food Leadership Conference

8th Annual Farm and Food Leadership Conference

September 15-16, 2014 | Bastrop, Texas

 

General Info | Registration* | Keynote Speaker: Jim Hightower | Speakers | Program

Sponsorships & Silent Auction | Volunteering & Scholarships

*Early bird registration price goes up after August 1.

HOTEL INFORMATION COMING SOON! If you have any questions or need additional information, please email alexandra@farmandranchfreedom.org or call (512) 537-2692.



Presented by Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance and Council for Healthy Food Systems

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This unique conference focuses on the policies and regulations affecting our farms and our food.

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Jim Hightower | Keynote Speaker | 2014 Farm & Food Leadership Conference

Featuring keynote speaker Jim Hightower:

 
National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book,
Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow, Jim Hightower has spent four decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be – consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks. Click here to read more.
 

Conference highlights:

Chef Sonya Coté of Hillside Farmacy and Eden East will prepare a lunch of local foods on both days!

Chef Sonya Coté of Hillside Farmacy and Eden East will prepare a lunch of local foods on both days!

  • Experts on food safety laws, food labels, GMOs, urban farming, raw milk, water policy, the next Texas legislative session, and more!
  • Panel discussions on hot topics such as Who Controls Our Farm and Food?; Impact of Ag Policy on Future of Young Farmers; and Race, Economics, and Food.
  • Get the tools you need to make a difference through special activism sessions, covering a variety of topics including social media and lobbying.
  • Lunch on both days of local foods prepared by Chef Sonya Coté of Hillside Farmacy and Eden East.

Watch the video created by the Food Studies Project at the University of Texas at Austin from the 2012 conference:

Meet the Local Food Leaders at the 2012 Food and Food Leadership Conference.
 
Check out the photos from the 2013 conference on our Facebook page!

Check out the photos from the 2012 conference on our Facebook page!