2013 Sustainable Ag Symposium
Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM (PST)
Together we can help to define SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE.
The Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture (ICSA), will host a 2nd annual Regional Sustainable Agriculture Conference (also being called the 2013 Ag Innovation Symposium) on November 14, 2013 in Nampa, ID.
The full day event will bring together farmers, ranchers, dairy operators, backyard gardeners, restaurant operators, government officials, industry leaders and advocacy groups from around Idaho. The conference will educate the public, and define a Sustainable Agriculture future that balances environmental, health and farmer profitability concerns.
There is something for everyone at every level of interest in sustainable agriculture, whether you are a concerned shopper or a farmer wanting to learn profitable land management alternatives.
Featured keynote speaker Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch, is also the author of Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America. Her book examines the corporate consolidation and control over our food system and what it means for farmers and consumers.
The conference agenda includes three concurrent interactive workshop sessions exploring topics of soil management, water management, composting, livestock grazing, introduction to permaculture and more. To view the full list of topics and session, please see the detailed agenda.
The featured panel will explore the facts and myths of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) that exist in our food staples, such as corn, soy and grains. The diverse and professional panel will represent both sides of the GMO debate.
The conference will also feature an exhibit hall to provide companies, advocacy groups and any other organizations the opportunity to connect with attendees and network professionally. Space is limited vendor booth sales and managed on a first-come first-served basis.
SPONSORSHIP: Sponsorship of the conference is available to companies or organizations that want to show their support for the event. Please contact Pete Pearson, ICSA Board Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-283-8541 if you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring the event.
ABOUT: The Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture is a 501(c)(3) organization formed to promote local and sustainable food communities through research, collaboration with farmers, and the expansion of local food distribution.
Please direct media inquires to Pete Pearson, ICSA Board Director at email@example.com or 208-283-8541.
What are my hotel/transport/parking options getting to the event?
The following hotel is partnering with our event to give out of town attendees special rates.
- Fairfield Inn and Suites (208-467-5888) $79
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For all questions regarding the conference, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, attendees must bring a printed ticket at the door during registration.
When & Where
Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture (ICSA)
The Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture (ICSA) is a 501(c)(3) organization formed to promote local and sustainable food communities through research, collaboration with farmers, and the expansion of local food distribution.