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The Politics of Food - Wise Traditions 2010

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Nourish your farming spirit at the upcoming Wise Traditions conference, for the first time ever in the heart of raw dairyland!

Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund and the Farm-to-Consumer Foundation have teamed up to bring you the most dynamic program on sustainable agriculture, ever!

The theme of this year's conference is food politics and we will explore the politics of GMOs, Food Safety, School Lunches, and hear from social media experts how to build grass roots support for the farm-to-consumer direct sales.

We also have planned for you, two ambitious educational tracks for farmers and the consumers who love them:

Friday November 12, 2010
Dairy Quality and Safety, Risk Assessment

  • Principles of Soil, Forage, and Animal Health and Their Relationship to Milk Quality, Gary Zimmer
  • The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund/Foundation Audit, Prevention and Continuing Education Program for Raw Milk Producers, Tim Wightman
  • Creating Your Own Risk Assessment Program, Ted Beals, MD and Mark McAfee

with special Evening Activities

  • Reconnecting Consumers to the Land and Food, James Hague
  • Sneak Preview (excerpts from) Farmageddon--The War Against America's Small Farms a documentary by producer Kristin Canty, WAPF Chapter Leader

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Transitioning to Grass Farming, Restoring the Land, Healing the Soil
Spend a full day with the dynamic duo, Will Winter, DVM and Jerry Brunetti

  • Managing the Transition with Holistic Practices

Will Winters herd health consultant to grass based livestock producers  and Jerry Brunetti, soil expert will take you on an intensive  journey into their latest techniques and strategies for  growing a sustainable farm ecosystem, beginning with the mud and ending with the healthy herd.

with a special Evening Activity

  • Evening Awards Banquet with Keynote by Joel Salatin: The Politics of Beef

Politically incorrect carnivorism turns out to be healing for both people and planet. Joel Salatin, the world's leading grass farmer will wow you with his bold defense of livestock ranching and meat eating.

Special Bonus Activities on Monday

Choose among chapter leaders meeting, cooking, homeopathy, "porkshop", farm tour and shopping.

If you choose the farm tour, here is your itinerary:

  • Tour two farms in beautiful Amish Country, Miller’s Organic Farm, Bird-in-Hand, PA  which specializes in dairy products from Jersey and Brown Swiss cows, pastured meats, lacto-fermented vegetables and sourdough breads.
  • Plus, Miller’s Natural Foods, another Amish farm with a large store.  It uses no electricity, relying on skylights and natural-gas powered lamps and refrigerators. They carry an impressive array of local foods, and natural health supplies.

To learn more about the WAPF conference or to register click here or call (304) 724-3006 or email [email protected] to attend these unique educational tracks designed with you in mind! 

Please stop by the Fund and Foundation booth at the conference. We want to thank you personally for your support!

FOR FARMERS ONLY

Donate or Barter Your Fresh Farm Food

The WAPF conference will feed 1,200 people more than 7,000 meals. Each meal features nutrient dense foods donated by small farmers and artisan producers.

Farmers who want to donate or barter with fresh farm food, please call
Cathy Raymond 703-499-5511 or email at [email protected]

Exhibit at the WAPF Conference Farmer's Market
Farmers can exhibit at the WAPF Conference Farmer’s Market on Saturday, Nov. 13 for $350 or $500 in bartered goods. Call Paul Frank for more information 304-724-3004 or email at [email protected].

 

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Wise Traditions Conference ~ King of Prussia, PA ~ November 12-15 2010