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HOT Legal Issues – Raw Milk, NAIS and Direct Sales

A workshop co-sponsored by The Weston A. Price Foundation and the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund.

For farmers, consumers, activists and journalists.

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”  

Charles Dickens aptly describes the current cauldron of EXPLODING consumer demand for raw milk and the ERODING small farming relations with state and federal ag departments.

THE TIME IS NOW…. to learn and discuss important recent and coming events affecting our family farming community - direct-to-consumer sales, raw milk and National Animal Identification System (NAIS).

What’s up? What’s next? Where do we go from here?

Answers to these questions and more at this unique, one day workshop featuring farmers, attorneys, journalists and consumer activists on the front lines of raw milk, NAIS and direct-to-consumer sales issues.


Friday, November 7, 2008

10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Hyatt Regency – San Francisco Airport , Burlingame, CA


10:00 a.m. – Noon      Hot Topics (Gary Cox, Esq. Judith McGeary Esq.)

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.   Making a Difference (David Gumpert, Judith Mc Geary, Mark Kastel)

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.   Farm-to-Consumer Connection (Mark Kastel, Mark McAfee, Michael Schmidt)


Gary Cox, Esq. General Counsel, Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

David Gumpert Journalist/Activist Blogger - read widely by farmers, consumers, politicians and beauracrats.

Mark Kastel President, The Cornucopia Institute seeking economic justice for the family-scale farm community.

Mark McAfee (CA) and Michael Schmidt (Canada) Raw milk farmer activists on the front lines of the raw milk freedom movement

Judith McGeary, Esq. NAIS Expert, Attorney and President, Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance and Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund Founding Board Member


This workshop is included as part of Weston A. Price Foundation 2008 Annual Conference and is being offered at a special rate as a courtesy to local farmers and consumers. If you are already registered for the conference, you don’t need to do anything besides show up!

Tuition for this exciting and informative workshop is $45 for registrations received by October 31 ($55 after November 1). A three-course gourmet lunch (featuring farm-fresh foods) is available for an additional $40. Advance reservation is required.

A limited number of scholarships are available through the Farm-to-Consumer Foundation (apply at [email protected] or call 703-208-3276).

Media is welcome to attend free of charge. Advance registration is requested. Please phone 240-379-7072 to register.


Hyatt Regency – SF Airport

1333 Bayshore Highway

Burlingame, CA 94010

Accessible by BART.  Self parking is  $10/day. 


Call 240-379-7072 (Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST)  or email [email protected].


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