We are excited to announce our upcoming fall panel, “Cultivating Sustainable Agriculture through the Law.”
The Panel is at Washington & Lee Law School in the Moot Court Room on November 2 from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Our keynote speaker, Mr. Joel Salatin, is a world renowned speaker, award-winning author, and organic farmer here in the Valley. We’re extremely fortunate he’s agreed to speak to us since he’s moved well beyond the realm of university speaking engagements. Below I’ve included a link to his bio and our official listing on his schedule.
Judith McGeary will also be joining us from Austin, Texas to speak at our symposium. She’s the Executive Director of Farm to Ranch Freedom Alliance (an organization that supports family farmers), a brilliant lawyer who’s testified before the Texas House Committee on Health and Human Services, and a farmer herself. Below I’ve included a link to her bio.
Ms. McGeary will likely discuss the current state of the law on regulating food suppliers. Mr. Salatin will then follow to discuss the practical implications these laws have on the small family farmer. He’ll likely talk about how current laws and regulations favor corporate farming to the detriment of small, family farmers. Given the recent passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act, this talk will reveal the (somewhat scary) focus our laws have created on Big Ag, and what we can do to reverse that trend in the future.
Please join us for this exciting panel!