Growing Health 2010: Common Ground: Farms Food & Health

CONTACT: Joy Stalker at 607-692-7669 or jstalker@ruralhealthnetwork.org ONLINE NEWSROOM:  www.smallfarms.cornell.edu/pages/news/ The Cornell Small Farms Program is pleased to be a cosponsor of Growing Health 2010 – Common Ground: Farms Food & Health. The event kicks off with a full day conference on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 8:30 AM at the Binghamton Regency Hotel and Conference Center in Binghamton, NY.  The conference is immediately followed by an evening local food tasting from 5:30 – 9:00 PM. Learn about the dynamic connections between food, farms, and health, and how these connections affect you. Growing Health 2010 offers something for everyone - educators, food service providers, public health advocates, community leaders, farmers, interested citizens, and anyone in between. Choose from 12 workshops in any of four diverse topic areas (“tracks”): Farm-to-School; Navigating to Local Food & Health; Food Sovereignty – “What is a Local Food Citizen?”; and Local Farms & Foods for Environmental, Economic, & Community Health.

Be inspired by 32 visionary leaders including Jerry Brunetti (Founder of Agri-Dynamics); NYS Commissioner of Health, Dr. Richard F. Daines; and Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets, Patrick Hooker. Attend the conference, the evening local foods tasting or both events!  Event information and registration are available online at www.RuralHealthNetwork.org or by calling 888.603.5973. All registrations received on or before September 15 will receive special “early bird” pricing. Register now as space is limited! For more small farm news and events, visit www.smallfarms.cornell.edu

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