Building Food and Farm Policy from the Ground Up
Thu, October 25, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Culinary Literacy Center at
Parkway Central Library
BUILDING FOOD AND FARM POLICY FROM THE GROUND UP:
Working collectively to advance food and farm policies by and for our communities
Pre-registration is required by October 17 via Eventbrite: https://tinyurl.com/ya56gdbe
How does public policy affect your work, community, and well-being? How can you help shape policy at the federal, state, and local levels so that the needs of your communities are met? This pre-conference will bring together advocacy, community, and policy leaders in a day-long collaborative session. We will cover why equitable food and agriculture policy is important, how policies get made, how to influence elected officials, and how to develop and implement community-driven food and farm policy.
The focus of the training will be the federal “Farm Bill,” a massive package of farm and food legislation that affects not just farmers, but all eaters across the country. We will also, however, discuss other federal policy concerns, as well as engagement at state and local levels. Participants will get the chance to network, strategize, and share their needs with other advocates for regional and national farm and food policy change. We will leave with a plan for catalyzing grassroots power into community-driven policy change at the federal, state, and local levels.
This program is presented in partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia's Culinary Literacy Center as part of the Good Food for All program series designed to build skills, strategies, and community among people facing and fighting food insecurity.
This pre-conference for NESAWG's 25th Annual It Takes a Region Conference has been planned by:
Kirtrina Baxter, Organizer, Soil Generation
Reana Kovalcik, Associate Director for Communications and Development, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Qiana Mickie, Executive Director, Just Food
Lorette Piccano, Executive Director, Rural Coalition
Nicole Sugerman, Policy Associate, Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group
Ariana Taylor-Stanley, Northeast Regional Organizer, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and American Farmland Trust
Ruth Tyson, Coalitions Coordinator, Good Food For All
Suzanna Urminska, Culinary Literacy Coordinator, Culinary Literacy Center, Parkway Central Library
Image courtesy the United States Department of Agriculture.