farm bill workshop & more, Feb 10-12 in portland
The Organicology Conference is February 10-12, 2011 in Portland, OR at the Doubletree Hotel, put on in part by the Organic Seed Alliance from Port Townsend.
The “Food and Farm Policy – Inter-Generational Farm Bill Thinking” will be led by a group of leaders with decades of experience in shaping agricultural and food policy. Panelists will present the key shifts in policy and funding we want to make over the next 50 years, with focus on the priorities and actions needed for the 2012 bill. We will discuss attainable goals in the next farm bill cycle, how to improve communication and leverage our weight in media and to policy makers, as well as how to attract food companies, farmers, and consumers to increase their engagement in developing food and farm policies at a federal level.
You can find more info about the Farm Bill Policy Intensive (one all day training as part of the whole conference) at http://www.organicology.org/organicology/Intensives.html