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Posted: June 28 2010

4th Annual Farm & Food Leadership Conference, "Taking Back Control of Our Food Supply".
Jim Hightower will be the  keynote speaker, and the lunches will be prepared with local, sustainably raised foods.
WHEN:   Monday and Tuesday, September 13-14, 2010
WHERE: Mexican-American Cultural Center, 600 River Street, Austin, TX 78701
WHAT:   An exciting gathering of activists, farmers & ranchers, consumers, and nonprofits who care about the state of our food and food choices.  Come learn about the latest developments in agriculture and food, and get the tools you need to help make a difference!
* Keynote, Jim Hightower
* Genetically Modified Foods, Howard Vlieger, FARFA
* Codex: What's happening with supplements? Scott Tipps, National Health Federation
* Update from D.C., Patty Lovera, Food & Water Watch
* Food Policy Councils, Marla Camp, Edible Austin
* How to Develop an Effective Message, Colin Rowan, Rowan Communications
* National Animal ID System: What Has Changed? Judith McGeary, FARFA
* How to Lobby
* Getting Food From Farm to Table: Distribution Issues
* Land and Water Use Issues
And more!  The full list will be posted on the conference page soon.
Register online or download a registration form and mail it to PO Box 809, Cameron, TX 76520.
We need volunteers to help with the conference!  Volunteers will get a special rate and a free T-shirt.  Please contact us at [email protected] if you're interested in volunteering.
Edible Austin

Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
Sustainable Food Center
Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Assocation
Edible Dallas-Ft Worth
Growing Good Things to Eat