Feb 3, 2011

2012 Farm Bill examination with Dan Imhoff

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Why the Farm Bill Matters

Come hear nationally renowned author, researcher, publisher and farmer Dan Imhoff speak about the 2012 Farm Bill. Dan Imhoff is the author of two important books: CAFO: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories and Food Fight: The Citizen’s Guide to a Food and Farm Bill

Tuesday, March 1, 7-9 pm.

Architecture Hall, University of Washington

Thanks to the efforts of the Northwest Farm Bill Action Group, the Department of Urban Planning and Design in the College of Built Environments, University of Washington and our co-sponsors there is no charge or this event!

The Farm Bill is perhaps the single most significant land use legislation enacted in the United States, yet many citizens remain unaware of its power and scope. As debate and wrangling over the 2012 Farm Bill intensifies, Dan Imhoff will offer a highly informative and engaging overview of the legislation that literally shapes our food system, our bodies, and our future.

The Northwest Farm Bill Action Group, a primary sponsor of this event, is a new alliance which provides the space for people and organizations to educate themselves about the 2012 Food and Farm Bill and to transform the bill to work for healthy farms, communities and food for everyone. The NW Farm Bill Action Group is undertaking innovative research and outreach efforts to help those wanting to shape the next Food and Farm Bill.

Daniel Imhoff has appeared on hundreds of national and regional radio and television programs. He has testified before Congress and spoken at numerous conferences, corporate and government offices, and college campuses. Dan received a B.A. in International Relations from Allegheny College and an M.A. in International Affairs from the Maxwell School of Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

For more info, please email farmbill@seattleglobaljustice.org, or visit our website (still under development!):www.nwfoodfight.org

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