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Feb 25 / BARD CEP

Hudson Valley Food Policy Initiative Workshop March 12, BCEP – New York

Organization: The Bard Center for Environmental Policy

Conference Name: Hudson Valley Food Policy Initiative Workshop

Date: March 12, 2015

Description: The Bard Center for Environmental Policy seeks your input into the value and role of a potential “Hudson Valley Food Policy Initiative” based at Bard CEP. The Initiative would mobilize the research efforts of our graduate and undergraduate students, supported by faculty, to address the policy needs of organizations building an ethical and sustainable food system in the Hudson Valley. To that end, we are pleased you will be joining us for an afternoon workshop at Bard, on March 12th from 1 PM to 9 PM. The primary purpose will be to brainstorm the shape of a potential Food Policy Initiative at Bard, and will include participation by Molly Anderson of the College of the Atlantic, Michael Rozyne of Red Tomato, and Lindsey Lusher Shute of the National Young Farmers Coalition.

(There is no registration fee for the workshop, and we will provide a farm-to-table dinner for invited participants.

Schedule:

1:00-1:30 Registration

1:30-2:00 Introduction. Bard as a Food Systems Resource

2:00-2:45 Keynote by Molly Anderson. Food Systems and Academic Centers: The INFAS Experience.

3:00-4:00 Panel. Policy and Sustainable Agriculture: Lindsey Lusher Shute, Jerry Cosgrove, Jake Claro, Michael Rozyne

4:00-5:30 Workshop Sessions. What service could an HVFPI provide?

5:45-7:15 Farm to Table Dinner

7:30-9:00  Keynote By Michael Rozyne. Making Food (and Agriculture) Better: What Difference Can Bard Make?

Contact: Please contact Eban Goodstein Director, Bard MBA in Sustainability/Bard Center for Environmental Policy at ebangood@bard.edu with any questions.

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