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Farmers & Legislators Forum

Presenter(s): Good Food Buffalo Coalition
Date: January 29, 2021, 12-2 pm
Farmers & Legislators Forum

On January 29, the Good Food Buffalo Coalition will host a Farmers & Legislators Forum for farmers to learn about opportunities to connect with institutional markets, including community support, grants, and training opportunities to support their farm businesses. New York State legislators and their staff will also have the opportunity to learn about local and state policies that communities are advocating for to support farmers in connecting with institutional markets.

The event will include: 

  • An overview of the Good Food Purchasing Program from Anna Lappé, good food advocate, food systems funder, and author of Diet for a Hot Planet
  • A presentation from small farmers involved in selling to schools and other public institutions in Buffalo, Chicago, and Austin
  • Information on grants for animal welfare, worker safety, and NOFA-NY’s Improved Pasture Management Program
  • An overview of Soul Fire Farm’s Uprooting Racism Workshops
  • Information on local opportunities around values-based procurement from Bridget O’Brien Wood of Buffalo Public Schools Child Nutrition Services and Cheryl Thayer of Cornell University
  • Hear from policymakers who advocate for small farmers and champion the Good Food Purchasing Program

Event details:

January 29, 12:00 - 2:00 EST

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