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2019 Mid-South Farm to Table Conference

02/11/2019, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Spain Auditorium, Montesi Executive Center map

Description:

What is the best way to ensure a thriving local food system in the Mid-South region?

Please join us for the 2019 Mid-South Farm to Table Conference on February 11 at Christian Brothers University in Buckman Hall. This year’s conference, presented by Memphis Tilth and a community-led planning committee, will bring together local and regional farmers, food justice advocates, educators, non-profit leaders, and consumers. We invite you to add your voice and to share your ideas for building a better local food system through your attendance and sponsorship of this conference.

The Farm to Table Conference was established in 2011 with the vision that a thriving local food system will strengthen farmer livelihoods by connecting more farmers to local consumers, improve access to fresh produce, increase healthy food consumption, and stimulate economic development and job creation in the region. It is designed to provide a forum for farmers, consumers, entrepreneurs, and other local food stakeholders to be inspired and to share their knowledge. The last Mid-South Farm to Table Conference was held in 2016, when over 100 participants gathered in West Memphis for a full day of lectures, panels, and networking. Today we are working to revive this important opportunity to build relationships and learn from one another.

At this year’s conference, Ellen Polishuk, a nationally-renowned consultant on sustainable small farm business operations and the co-author of the newly published Start Your Farm: The Authoritative Guide to Becoming a Sustainable 21st Century Farmer, will present a keynote address on the current state of sustainable agriculture. There will also be sessions on farm-life balance, gardening with children, food justice research and practice, and community-based agriculture.

Who’s Invited: Farmers, Consumers, Buyers, Local Food Entrepreneurs, Students, and Enthusiasts

Registration: $25 public, free for college students with I.D.

Purchase your tickets HERE