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Who Grows Your Food? Meet the Next Generation of Farmers

Monday, October 24, 2011
07:00 PM

Kimmel Center for University Life - Eisner & Lubin Auditorium
60 Washington Square South

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Christina Ciambriello

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On October 24th, National Food Day, the NYU Food Studies community and the NYU Sustainability Task Force welcomes you to join them for a panel discussion.

People of all ages and varied backgrounds are reinventing themselves with a return to the land.  For both organic and conventional farmers, the diverse reasons for choosing this track tends to coalesce around themes of environmental sustainability and reconnecting to the food we eat.  

The assembled panel of beginning farmers living and working in New York State will provide insight into the motivations and realities of this seizing of the fields. This event will facilitate a timely conversation about the existing state of farming, addressing the reasons behind choosing to farm as an occupation and why farmers decide to utilize the various agricultural techniques that they do.

Welcome Notes by Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
Keynote by Gus Jones, farm manager of Snag Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens Heritage Farm in Staten Island

Moderated by Beth Weitzman, Vice Dean of The Steinhardt School of Education, Culture, and Human Development

Heather Sandford & Brad Marshall--The Piggery, Ithaca

Rafael Aponte -- Just Food Farm School NYC

Viraj Puri/Jennifer Nelkin -- Gotham Greens

Chango Reefe -- Groundswell’s Summer Practicum in Sustainable Farming and Local Food Systems and the Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmers (CRAFT)

This event is co-sponsored by the NYU Department of Food Studies, Nutrition, and Public Health, the NYU Sustainability Task Force, the Community Agriculture Club at NYU, and NYU EarthMatters!

Admission is free, but a ticket is required.
NYU tickets available online through NYU HOME October 20 or in person with valid ID.
Non-NYU tickets available at door day-of
Questions: NYU Ticket Central  212-352-3101