Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Farm Foundation Forum June 21 will explore collaboration between agriculture and nutrition

The nutrition and agriculture communities have been natural partners in feeding America and developing federal policies, but some in Congress want to separate food legislation from the Farm Bill. The next Farm Foundation Forum, "Nutrition and Agriculture: A Natural Partnership," will explore areas for collaboration in greater detail.

The forum will run from 9 to 11 a.m. June 21 at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington. A free, live audiocast will also be available. There is no charge to participate, but registration is requested. Register here if you plan to attend the forum in person, or here to participate in the live audiocast.

The panelists will be Craig Gundersen, Soybean Industry Endowed Professor in Agricultural Strategy at the University of Illinois; Karen Siebert, a public-policy adviser for Harvesters--The Community Food Network, a regional food bank; and Skye Cornell, chief programs officer at Wholesome Wave, a nonprofit that tries to empower under-served consumers to make better food choices by increasing affordable access to healthy produce. Farm Foundation President Constance Cullman will moderate the discussion and audience questions.

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