OUR LAND: A Symposium on Farmland Access in the 21st Century

When: 04/26/2014 – 04/27/2014 (all-day)
Categories: Conference Lecture

In the next two decades 400 million acres of U.S. farmland will change hands. Will that land be consolidated into larger holdings and treated as a commodity or investment asset? Or will it prove the foundation for a new business, a next-generation farmer, a passionate entrepreneur? Join us for a weekend program to tackle the historical context, long-range implications and economic impact, and stewardship potential of the transition ahead.

 

EVENING PLENARY:

April 26th, 6 PM

Wheeler Hall, UC Berkeley campus

 

David vs. Goliath: Wes Jackson, The Land Institute

Land Grab:  Anuradha Mittal, Oakland Institute

Revitalizing Land and Community through Urban Agriculture:

               Gayle McLaughlin, Mayor of Richmond, CA

Doria Robinson, Urban Tilth

With introductions by Severine v T Fleming, Agrarian Trust

 

DAY-LONG SYMPOSIUM/TEACH-IN:

 April 27th, 9:30 AM-5 PM

The David Brower Center, Berkeley CA

full speaker bios available here

 

The Future of Family Farming

Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm, Virginia

introduced by Severine v T Fleming, Agrarian Trust

 

Land Reform: On the table

Eric Holt-Gimenez, Food First, Oakland CA

Raj Patel, Stuffed and Starved, San Francisco CA

 

Practical Solutions: New Economics

Sjoerd Wartena, Terre de Liens, France

Kathy Ruhf, Land for Good, NH

Reggie Knox, California Farmlink, Santa Cruz

 

Agrarian Principles: Historical Context

Elizabeth Henderson, Peaceworks Farm/Agricultural Justice Project, New York

Gary Nabhan, Author/Professor, Arizona

 

Presented by Agrarian Trust

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In the next two decades 400 million acres of U.S. farmland will change hands. Will that land be consolidated into larger holdings and treated as a commodity or investment asset? Or will it prove the foundation for a new business, a next-generation farmer, a passionate entrepreneur? Join us for a weekend program to tackle the historical context, long-range implications and economic impact, and stewardship potential of the transition ahead.

 

EVENING PLENARY:

April 26th, 6 PM

Wheeler Hall, UC Berkeley campus

 

David vs. Goliath: Wes Jackson, The Land Institute

Land Grab:  Anuradha Mittal, Oakland Institute

Revitalizing Land and Community through Urban Agriculture:

               Gayle McLaughlin, Mayor of Richmond, CA

Doria Robinson, Urban Tilth

With introductions by Severine v T Fleming, Agrarian Trust

 

DAY-LONG SYMPOSIUM/TEACH-IN:

 April 27th, 9:30 AM-5 PM

The David Brower Center, Berkeley CA

full speaker bios available here

 

The Future of Family Farming

Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm, Virginia

introduced by Severine v T Fleming, Agrarian Trust

 

Land Reform: On the table

Eric Holt-Gimenez, Food First, Oakland CA

Raj Patel, Stuffed and Starved, San Francisco CA

 

Practical Solutions: New Economics

Sjoerd Wartena, Terre de Liens, France

Kathy Ruhf, Land for Good, NH

Reggie Knox, California Farmlink, Santa Cruz

 

Agrarian Principles: Historical Context

Elizabeth Henderson, Peaceworks Farm/Agricultural Justice Project, New York

Gary Nabhan, Author/Professor, Arizona

 

Presented by Agrarian Trust