|Take it Local! |
The National Youth Campaign for Just, Sustainable and Healthy Farm and Food Policy
The 2007 Farm Bill Debate has begun and Needs Student Involvement!
We are looking to create a team of college students from across the country who are interested in strengthening local food systems and community food security by influencing the policies in the upcoming 2007 Farm Bill*.
We are looking for enthusiastic and committed activists to
participate in bi-monthly conference calls
help organize students on campus
help educate fellow students and university communities about food policy and community food security
Join us at the 3rd National Farm to Cafeteria and Food Policy Conference March 16-19 in Baltimore, MD.
If you would like to join our team please email Jessie@foodsecurity.org or call 202 543-1300
Our aim is to ignite universities into a catalyst for creating a healthy, equitable and sustainable food system by creating opportunities for more students to become involved with the 2007 farm bill and food policy issues, as well as motivate students to bring more local food to their university’s campus.
*The farm bill is a legislative bill passed by the US congress every five years where over 300 billion dollars of US taxpayer money is allocated to our food system ranging from farm subsidies to food stamps and nutrition programs. How that money is spent determines whether we will continue to have an industrialized food system that is poisoning our planet, causing an epidemic of diet-related diseases such as obesity, type-two diabetes, and heart disease while there are still over 860 million people on this planet that do not have enough food to eat each day or, a food system that is sustainable, fair and healthy.
We would also like to invite you to:
THE THIRD NATIONAL FARM TO CAFETERIA
AND FOOD POLICY CONFERENCE
From Cafeterias to Capitol Hill:
Growing Healthy Kids, Farms and Communities
March 16-19, 2007
Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore
A mobilized core group of youth leadership will be a driving force in developing a more sustainable food system and in redirecting farm and food policy in the 2007 Farm Bill. This Conference will offer student and youth led workshops, meetings, and activities and allow you to share your community food security/farm to college successes and failures with others. Together we can create partnerships that will strengthen our individual and collective push toward a better food system. Explore how a unified movement of school and college student activists can ride the national wave of energy and enthusiasm and accomplish monumental change. It starts with mobilizing and engaging the nation’s youth leadership that is dedicated to strengthening local and regional food systems.
We invite you and other students from your campus to join this national event and explore how a unified movement of school and college student activists can ride the national wave of energy and enthusiasm and accomplish monumental change. It starts with mobilizing and engaging the nation's youth leadership that is dedicated to strengthening local and regional food systems.
Help us take our food system back by developing local communities where farmers receive a fair price for their produce and are integrated into the community by providing secure access to local, fresh, healthy, affordable food.
If you would like more information about the team of students involved in the farm bill legislation or the upcoming Farm to Cafeteria and Policy Conference, please email Jessie@foodsecurity.org or call 202 543-8602
Conference Registration will soon be available online at www.foodsecurity.org
For more information about registration, please contact Deborah Fryman: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-822-5410. (There is a special youth/student discount rate of $100 for the entire conference or $50 for one day)
*We also have conference brochures available, let us know if you would like us to send you some to distribute on your campus
Geographical Scope: National
Added on 01-26-2007
Updated on 01-26-2007