Food and Growers Assocation Linking Farms to Forks

February 06, 2016
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Food and Growers Association

The Food and Growers Association announces the date for its 10th annual Winter Conference.

Saturday, February 6th, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, all FGA members and the public are invited to attend the 10TH annual Winter Conference, to be held at Batesville Intermediate School Cafeteria.  The theme of the conference is ‘Nurturing our Eco System’.
There will be two tracks, a producer and a consumer track.  Speakers and topics include:  
Michele Colopy, Program Director of the Pollinator Stewardship Council will speak on the pollinator crisis;
Mac Stone, part of Kentucky Proud and owner of the largest organic farm in Kentucky will speak on your farm as a thriving business;
Cheryl Carter Jones of the Indiana Grown Commission and the Local Growers Guild will speak on growing your business and expanding your market;
Matt John, chair of the Ivy Tech Agricultural Program, will speak on heritage poultry breeds;
Matt Nobbe, owner of Five Oaks Garden Center will speak on managing soil health, weeks and insects
Kathy Cooley, Margaret Mary dietician and local food advocate, will speak on Food as Medicine as well as give a presentation on the Southeastern Indiana Farmer Training Initiative
Adam Israel, chef and owner of Big Four Café, will give a cooking demonstration
Sister Claire Whalen, local food advocate, will speak on climate change, what it means and how you can make a difference.
Lunch will be provided and various vendors will be on-hand to answer questions regarding many different topics.

The seminar is $25 per person, and $15 per person for additional persons in the same household.  Payment will be at the door.

Reservations are appreciated by February 2nd and can be made by calling Deanna Hookway at 812-212-5432 or emailing or  .


Date: February 06, 2016 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Location: Batesville Intermediate School Cafeteria | Batesville, IN

Admission: The seminar is $25 per person, and $15 per person for additional persons in the same household. Payment will be at the door.

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