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Announcement from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance:
Find out how YOU can make a difference for the future of local agriculture.
Join us at the 11th Annual Farm & Food Leadership Conference, September 24-26, in McKinney, Texas!
Get the latest news about sustainable farming and local foods while you connect with others who are as passionate as you are about these issues.
Take advantage of Early Bird rates
by registering now!
Don’t miss the keynote address by international leader in sustainable agriculture Fred Kirschenmann!
Hear other top speakers on important issues, including:
- On-farm food safety.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Register by June 15 to enter your name in a drawing to win a Wise Traditions alpaca vest.
Featuring 30 Speakers–New and Returning Experts–
Providing In-Depth Information on a Variety of Topics
You will experience:
Cutting-Edge Information on Diet and Health
75 Exhibitors • Five Nutrient-Dense Meals, including Awards Banquet
Network with Over One Thousand Fellow Attendees
New Registration Options to Save Money
Member Discounts • Weekend-Only, No-Meal and Day Tickets • Saturday-Only Beginner Track
Want to get the latest news about sustainable farming and local foods? Connect with other people who are passionate about these issues? Be able to make a difference for the future of local agriculture?
Then join us at this year’s Farm & Food Leadership Conference on September 25-26 in Bryan/ College Station, Texas!
Early Bird Registration has been extended to August 25, so register now!
Hear top speakers on hot issues:
- Farm-to-School Programs and Beyond
- Genetically Engineered Crops
- The Threats to Bees
- The Future of Water in Texas
Food Freedom Fest
August 14-16, 2015
Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
Grow Your Agtivism Skills at Food Freedom Fest!
Attend the second annual Food Freedom Fest, an educational and entertaining (up to) three-day gathering for anyone who celebrates and appreciates freedom of choice in food and agriculture, all set in the scenic and historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
Discover ways to educate the public, legislators and regulators about strengthening our local food system and network with others who share the same passions!
Register Now to secure your spot at Food Freedom Fest 2015!
Join us! Here’s the plan:
WHO Rules Against Meat Labeling, the Secretive TPP, Texas Water Rights, and Activism Workshopnews from FARFA
As the weather starts to cool down, food and agriculture issues are heating up.
At the federal level, The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled that the United States’ mandatory country of origin labels (COOL) rules for meat and poultry are an improper trade barrier. This international power play is a stark reminder of why we need to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, which may be coming back in the lame duck session after the elections. (And stay tuned for the latest news on food safety regulations, coming next week!)
We hope you will join us for this year’s Farm & Food Leadership Conference on September 15-16 in Bastrop, Texas. Hear the latest news on the laws and regulations that govern our food supply, connect with others who are passionate about our food system, and get the tools you need to make a difference in the coming year!
Registration fees will go up on August 1, so register today to save money!
Houston is lucky this year! The Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) has chosen Houston to be the location of one of their two regional conferences for 2014. The WAPF has one major international conference each year (last one was in Atlanta, November 2013) and two regional conferences. We don’t need to travel far to hear national speakers and learn more about eating traditional foods to promote good health.
Although there is much more to come, here is the information we have now about the program and the speakers.
Announcement from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance:
We hope you will join us for this year’s Farm & Food Leadership Conference on September 22-23 in Bastrop, Texas.
This is an exciting time, with local local and sustainable food becoming a hot topic at both the state and national level. We have important opportunities to change the policies that govern our food system, but we need people – farmers, food producers, chefs, and consumers – who understand the issues and are willing to speak up.
News update from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance:
Cottage Foods Rule
The cottage foods bill is a wonderful, simple law that we succeeded in passing last session. It allows individuals to make certain low-risk foods (non-hazardous baked goods, canned jams and jellies, and dried herbs) in their home kitchens and sell the foods directly to consumers without being regulated by the local or state health departments. There are a few conditions: sales must be less than $50,000 per year, the sale must occur at the home, and no internet sales are allowed.
I am excited to tell you that I will be speaking at the 16th Rethinking Everything Conference in Dallas, TX, during the Labor Day weekend, August 30 – September 4, 2012. I will be included in two discussion panels, Blogging and Retirement. These are both topics that I AM passionate about.
There will be more about this conference later.