Farm (& Food) Bill Event Comes to St. Louis
The food on our plates, where it came from, and how its production affects the environment are all shaped by the Farm Bill. As Congress prepares to take up the 2012 Farm Bill, St. Louis area residents are invited to join the conversation about our nation’s food system at a public panel discussion.
May 4, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 6:30PM
Saint Louis University
Doisy Hall, Multipurpose Room (Rm. 3040)
3437 Caroline Mall
St. Louis, MO 63104
*Free* Members and non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please RSVP http://www.moenviron.org/?p=213
The May 4 forum in St. Louis features distinguished, professionals working diligently toward sustainable agricultural development. Panelists include:
Dave Andrews, Senior Representative for Food and Watch Watcher, and a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross, an international Catholic religious order of men. Andrews has worked on sustainable development and food and water issues both nationally and internationally. He was the Executive Director of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference for 13 years.
Brad Redlin, Agriculture Program Director for the Izaak Walton League. In addition to directing the League’s agricultural policy, he directs staff and policies for the organization’s Missouri River Initiative and Upper Mississippi River Initiative.
Mildred Mattfeldt-Beman, Associate Professor and Chairman in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics and recipient of the Mary Abbott Hess Award, a national, distinguished award for innovations in culinary education.
Bryce Oates, from Farm to Family Naturally, farmer and entrepreneur working to grow sustainable agriculture in Missouri.
Thanks to our co-sponsors: Izaak Walton League, Saint Louis University Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Slow Food St. Louis, EarthDance, Missouri Association for Social Welfare, Farm to Family Naturally, Housing & Community Solutions, MSLICE, and Women’s Voices for Social Justice and coordinated by the Missouri Coalition for the Environment.