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Stone Barns Kirschenmann Lecture: Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Date/Time

May 14, 2018
07:00 PM until 08:30 PM

Description

In the 1970s, with a degree in human ecology from the College of the Atlantic, Chellie Pingree started an organic farm on the island of North Haven, Maine. Chellie still owns Turner Farm – a diversified organic farm in her hometown on the island. In Congress, Chellie has been an advocate for reforming federal policy to better support American agriculture, including sustainable, organic and locally focused farming. Many provisions from comprehensive legislation she introduced to make these reforms were passed in the 2014 Farm Bill. With her current seat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Chellie is focused on making more reforms in the upcoming reauthorization of the Farm Bill. She has introduced legislation to increase investment in organic research, support the growth of local and regional agriculture markets, and reduce the nation’s food waste.

The Kirschenmann Lecture was launched in 2015 in honor of organic farming pioneer and agroecological leader Fred Kirschenmann, Stone Barns Center’s Board president.

The annual lecture is designed to explore many of the topics that Fred is most passionate about, including resource depletion, the principle of shared value, the land ethic and fostering resilient agriculture.

Cost

20

Location

View map Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture
630 Bedford Road
Pocantico Hills, NY

Additional Information

Sponsor

Stone Barns Center For Food & Agriculture

Phone

914 366 6200 x139

Contact name

Jessica Galen

Contact email

jessicag@stonebarnscenter.org

Neighborhood:

Briarcliff Manor,Pleasantville,Pocantico Hills,Sleepy Hollow,Tarrytown

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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