Posted: September 9, 2011
Are you ready to talk about food? The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance is. On Sept. 22 they’re holding The Food Dialogues. During the event you’re encouraged to follow the Twitter hashtag: #FoodD and participate!
During the Farm Progress Show last week, USFRA held a press conference to announce the upcoming event. In the photo is General Manager, Hugh Whaley (left) and USFRA Secretary Bart Schott, current president of the National Corn Growers Association and a farmer from North Dakota. You can listen to or download a portion of the press conference remarks and Q&A here: USFRA Press Conference
Americans have a lot of questions about how our food is raised, the impact on our health and the health of the planet. Today it seems there are more questions than answers. Join us, journalist moderator Claire Shipman and Chef John Besh right here on September 22 for The Food Dialogues – the launch of a new effort to bring together different viewpoints on farming and ranching and the future of food to solve our most challenging problems. This Town Hall-style discussion will take place in Washington, D.C., California, New York and the Midwest, and virtually – to connect Americans interested in a dialogue about their food.
The Food Dialogues will be held in four locations:
The Newseum in Washington, D.C.
Chelsea Studios in New York City
UC-Davis Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science in California
Fair Oaks Farm in Fair Oaks, Indiana