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Michigan Farm Bill Conservation Summit

Izaak Walton League of America

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

East Lansing, MI

Michigan Farm Bill Conservation Summit

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We invite you to join us for a Farm Bill Conservation Summit on Wednesday, May 1st at 3 pm in the Kellogg Center in East Lansing, Michigan. Leaders and representatives from conservation and agricultural groups, agency representatives, and legislative dignitaries have been invited to participate in summit to discuss the importance of conservation in the next Farm Bill and how to move effective conservation policy forward.  

After a short local food reception at 5:30 pm, we will host a 6 pm Citizens’ Session with an overview of the Farm Bill, panel discussion including farmers and conservationists, and a brief advocacy training. Learn how the Farm Bill impacts Michigan's soil, water, and wildlife, share your thoughts on Michigan's Farm Bill priorities, and discover how you can help shape sustainable food and farm policies. 

This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be provided. However, an RSVP via Eventbrite is required.


Draft Agenda:


3:00 - 5:30 PM Farm Bill Conservation Summit

Featured speakers include: 

      • Senator Debbie Stabenow (invited)
      • Jim Goodheart - Department of Environmental Quality
      • Steve Shine - MI Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development
      • Dr. Charles Nelson - Chairman of the Michigan Waterfowl Managment Plan Steering Committee

5:30 - 6:00 PM Reception featuring Michigan wine, beer, and food

6:00 - 7:30 PM Farm Bill Citizens' Forum

Panel discussion featuring:

      • Dr. Charles Nelson - Chairman of the Michigan Waterfowl Managment Plan Steering Committee
      • Bob Thompson - Michigan Faremrs Union
      • Dr. Patrick Rusz - Michigan Wildlife Conservancy
      • Morse Brown - Michigan Food and Farming Systems

Citizen advocacy opportunities - Lindsey Scalera, MI Voices for Good Food Policy

   

The Kellogg Center is located at 219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI

For questions about this event, please contact Lindsey Scalera at (734) 646-2428 or lscalera@sustainableagriculture.net Gwen Steel at (651) 649-1446 or gsteel@iwla.org.

Sponsored by:
The Izaak Walton League of America
Michigan Voices for Good Food Policy
Michigan Wildlife Conservancy
Greater Grand Rapids Food Systems Council
Michigan Farmers Union
Have questions about Michigan Farm Bill Conservation Summit? Contact Izaak Walton League of America

When & Where


Kellogg Center
219 S Harrison Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)


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