The Global Environmental Politics program invites you to join the conversation on the upcoming U.S. Farm Bill 2012. This daylong symposium explores the vast national and international implications of this policy - and its potential for cultivating socially just and ecologically sustainable agri-food systems.
Join us for a day of discussion and debate. Activities all day, A Sustainable Lunch, Keynote speaker Dan Imhoff, Panel Discussions on the Domestic and International Implications and Potential for the 2012 Farm Bill, and a Closing Reception at AU's Own Community Garden.
- Rep. Chellie Pingree (co-sponsor, “Local Farm, Food & Jobs Act”)
- Michael Scuse (Undersecretary of Agriculture, USDA)
- Dan Imhoff (Author ofFood Fight: The Citizen’s Guide to the Farm BillandCAFO: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories)
- AyeNay Abye (Communities Creating Healthy Environments)
- Melanie DuPuis (Co-author of (2011)Alternative Food Politics)
- Patty Lovera (Food & Water Watch)
- Jeremiah Lowery (Common Good City Farm)
- Tracie McMillan (Author,The American Way of Eating)
- Stephanie Mercier (Independent Agricultural Policy Consultant)
- Eric Muñoz (Oxfam America)
- Emira Woods (Institute for Policy Studies)
9:30 a.m. - Neo-Agrarian Campus Tour (AU Community Garden & Beehives)
10:30 a.m. - Dr. Lisa Jackson, Administrator, EPA (sponsored by Sustainability Management Program, Kogod)
Noon - Sustainable Lunch with Farmers’ Presentation ($12)
1:30 p.m. - Panel 1 - U.S. Farm Bill at Home: From CAFOs to SNAP
3:15 p.m. - Panel 2 - U.S. Farm Bill Abroad: From Aid to Trade
5:00 p.m. - Keynote Roundtable
6:30 p.m. - Reception in the Garden
All events will take place in the Abramson Family Founders Room unless otherwise noted.