North Texas Hosting Sustainable Farms and Food Conference
July 12, 2017
Are you passionate about sustainable farms and locally sourced food? The 2017 Farm and Food Leadership Conference moves to North Texas for the first time in its 11-year history and will be held in McKinney from Sept. 24-26.
The conference takes place at the McKinney Performing Arts Center in Historic Downtown McKinney at 111 N. Tennessee St. The Farm and Food Leadership Conference brings together groups from all walks of life, including farmers, ranchers, chefs and local food activists, to educate others on the policies and regulations affecting our farms and our food, as well as the latest developments in sustainable agriculture.
Whether you are a farmer, business owner or nonprofit advocate, you will be able to attend a variety of workshops to learn how to support the local and sustainable food movement. Workshops include how to form a successful co-op, sustainable sourcing at restaurants, nutrition, food waste, farm support programs and much more.
The keynote speaker will be Fred Kirschenmann, President of Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, and Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University.
Conference attendees will also enjoy an on-farm dinner, prepared by local chefs from food grown by local farmers.
If you are interested in registering for the 2017 Farm and Food Leadership Conference, click here. Questions? Contact Teresa@farmandranchfreedom.org or call (254) 697-2661.
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