Austin, Texas — Farm to Cafeteria Conference

Apr 17, 2014


Time : 9:30 AM

From Deep in the Heart of Texas: Powering up with activists, advocates and leaders from the Lone Star State

Activists, advocates and leaders from the Central Texas region will share stories of their efforts that ensure key stakeholders and community members are riding the front of the herd in the drive for local and sustainable food systems. This motivating Local Plenary Session will feature insight from Texans who have wrangled state agencies and rounded up state legislators, who are working to brand the movement with dignity and justice, and who are staking new claims on historic symbolism.

Moderated by Ronda Rutledge, Executive Director of Sustainable Food Center

Jim Hightower, National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, author and twice-elected Texas Commissioner of Agriculture
Eddie Rodriguez, District 51, Texas House of Representatives
Diana Lopez, Director, Southwest Workers Union
Toni Tipton-Martin, award-winning food and nutrition journalist and community activist

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