Urban Agriculture Symposium at George Washington University and Livestreaming on the Web: Sept 30, 2016
Free and open to the public! Also livestreaming at www.foodinstitute.gwu.edu
The GW Sustainability Collaborative’s annual symposium brings together policy makers, academics and practitioners to identify current scientific findings and future research questions in the field of sustainability. This year’s conference will focus on the role of urban agriculture in the forthcoming 2018 Farm Bill.
The event will be co-hosted by three organizations – AGree, Michigan State University, and the University of the District of Columbia. AGree is an organization with the mission of driving positive change in the food and agriculture system by connecting and challenging leaders from diverse communities to build consensus, catalyze action, and elevate food and agriculture as a national priority. Michigan State University’s Center for Regional Food Systems is an organization committed to research, education and outreach to develop regionally integrated, sustainable food systems. The University of the District of Columbia is the only public higher education in DC, and the only urban land-grant university in the nation with a College of Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, as well as a College of Agriculture. The symposium will take place on September 30th, 2016 from 9am to 5pm in the Jack Morton Auditorium on the George Washington University Campus.
Featured speakers for the Urban Agriculture Symposium include Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH-9), Elanor Starmer, Administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Nicolas Jammet, CEO and co-founder of sweetgreen, Debra Eschemeyer, Senior White House Policy Advisor for Nutrition and Executive Director of Let’s Move!, A.G. Kawamura, former California Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Forester, Milan Pact Awards Coordinator, Malik Yakini, director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network and many more!
You can learn a whole lot more about the Sustainability Collaborative at George Washington University by going to their website at https://gwsustainabilitycollaborativeblog.wordpress.com/