I will be speaking during the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance – Farm and Food Leadership Conference August 11th – 13th , in San Marcos, Texas.
The Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance has been lobbying for small farmers and producers for years, and this is a GREAT event to meet discerning people, learn more about current events, and what you (we) can all do to improve our food supply and help protect our land. Texas leads the nation in loss of farmland. The answer lies in helping small farmers stay profitable and explore new opportunities. I’ll also be speaking on a panel about native and wild species of edible plants, and the implications they can have for food system sustainability and habitat restoration.
Topics covered at the event will include:
- In-depth pre-conference workshops to help farmers and producers with practical solutions, whether they be related to livestock or fruit and vegetable production.
- Knowledgeable and engaging speakers on topics that include the state of today’s farmers’ markets, nutrition, crop diversity, water policy, farm support programs, GMOs, food freedom, and more.
- Networking with individuals and businesses who care about our local farms and food.
More information and registration are available here.