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2020 Iowa Presidential Forum: Farmers, Soil and Climate

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Franklin Junior High School

48th & Franklin

Des Moines, IA

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Leading Democratic presidential candidates are invited to share their vision for revitalizing rural America, especially concerning farmers and their land, in the face of growing economic and environmental challenges.

• Keynote Speaker: International best-selling author Frances Moore Lappé, Diet for a Small Planet & Daring Democracy will speak at 11:30 AM.

• Followed by a Free Lunch - from local Iowa and Midwestern family farms!

• Leading Iowa family farmers & national farm advocates will also share their experience in how healthy soils can help build healthy farm incomes and thriving rural communities.

• At 4:00 PM - The 2020 Farm Crisis - An All-Star Farmer-Led Panel will discuss the growing Farm Crisis spreading across rural America – Today, America’s family farmers are facing the most serious economic crisis since the Great Depression. Learn what you and your elected officials can do about it!

Our coalition of leading family farm and food organizations is calling for a national mandate to promote soil health and agricultural reform as a solution to build adaptive responses for rural economies, family farmer livelihoods and the increasing harms farmers face from floods, droughts and climate change.

For more Event details, including a full speaker lineup please visit the Event Website at: soilandclimate.org

EVENT WILL BE LIVESTREAMED FOR A NATIONAL AUDIENCE!

Growing list of sponsors:

Sustainable Iowa Land Trust (SILT)
Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN)
Small Planet Institute
Kiss the Ground
Count Me In To Win
Healthy Campaign
Hemp Feed Coalition
Iowa Alliance for Responsible Agriculture (IARA)
Regenerative International
Farmers & Ranchers for a Green New Deal
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