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Seventh annual Farm and Food Leadership Conference in Bastrop




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AUSTIN -- Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance is proud to announce its seventh annual Farm and Food Leadership Conference to be held Sunday and Monday, Sept. 22-23, in Bastrop.

The conference program features experts on current food and agriculture issues, including the Farm Bill, genetically modified foods (GMOs), Food and Drug Administration food safety regulations, local food hubs, water planning and policy, urban farming, raw milk, and more. Speakers include Patty Lovera, assistant director of Food & Water Watch; Eric Herm, farmer and author of Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth; Dr. Ken Kramer, Water Resources chair of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club; and Texas State Reps. Lois Kolkhorst and Eddie Rodriguez.

This year’s event also includes a pre-conference beginner’s citizen activism workshop, with advanced training sessions during the conference itself on lobbying, fund-raising, and messaging.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Francis Thicke, who owns and operates a grass-fed organic dairy in Iowa and sells all his products within 4 miles of his farm. After completing his Ph.D., Thicke worked at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., serving as the national program leader for Soil Science. He returned to full-time farming in 1992. Thicke offers a unique perspective, having worked with a national agency that regulates farmers and also being a small-scale farmer himself.

For more information about the conference, including registration, program, and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.farmandranchfreedom.org/farm-food-leadership-conference.
 

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