Farm and Food Leadership Conference, Texas

Come to the 5th Annual Farm & Food Leadership Conference in Texas! Make plans to join us for the 2011 Farm & Food Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas!  This two-day event will be packed with great speakers on critical issues facing food and agriculture in Texas and beyond.  More information, including a link to register, is below. WHEN: Monday and Tuesday, September 12-13, 2011; WHERE: Pearl Stable, San Antonio, Texas; WHAT: An exciting gathering of activists, farmers & ranchers, consumers, and nonprofits who care about the state of our food and food choices.  Come learn about the latest developments in agriculture and food, and get the tools you need to help make a difference!

TOPICS: Keynote by John Ikerd
  • Genetically Modified Foods: The Latest News and Scientific Discoveries
  • What Can Farmers and Consumers Do To Protect Themselves Against GMOs?
  • Food Justice: Economics, Hunger, and Healthy Food
  • Raw Milk
  • Texas 2011 Legislative Session: New laws affecting agriculture and food
  • Principles of Community Organizing
  • Animal ID: The Latest News on USDA's Proposed Rules
  • The Corporatization of Our Food Supply: What Can Be Done to Reverse It?
  • Food Safety Bills and Regulation
And more!  The full list will be posted on the conference page in July. REGISTRATION: Register online or download a registration form and mail it to P.O. Box 809, Cameron, TX 76520. VOLUNTEERS: We need volunteers to help with the conference. Volunteers will get a special rate and a free t-shirt.  Please contact us at Info@FarmAndRanchFreedom.org if you're interested in volunteering. SPONSORS: Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance; Sustainable Food Center; Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association; Edible Austin; Edible Dallas-Ft Worth; Growing Good Things to Eat; Farmhouse Delivery; Bradley Farm; Coyote Creek Organic Feed Mill Sponsors enable us to put on the best conference possible, to reach more people, and to have a greater impact.  Sponsorships start as low as $50.  Becoming a conference sponsor not only helps to create a great event, it gets your name in front of potential customers.  Download the sponsorship form for more information! SILENT AUCTION: Please consider donating a food or agriculture-related item for our silent auction to help support the conference and our work. Contact us at  Info@FarmAndRanchFreedom.org to provide a donation and for more information. For more information, visit www.FarmAndRanchFreedom.org/conference-2011

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