UNH Conference Links Agriculture
And Nutrition Nov. 7-9
Contact: El Farrell
Office of Sustainability Programs
Nov. 2, 2004
DURHAM, N.H. -- The fourth annual Soul of Agriculture Conference
will present Healthy Farms, Healthy People: Making the Agriculture-Nutrition
Link, Nov. 7-9, 2004, at the University of New Hampshire.
The conference convenes representatives from nutrition including
dieticians, health educators, food service professionals, chefs
and teachers, as well as agriculture and food representatives including
farmers, distributors, Cooperative Extension professionals and others
to explore how concerns for healthy nutrition and healthy agriculture
can be integrated to establish common goals across farm, food and
The conference will feature keynote presentations by Ronald Jager,
author of the recently published book, The Fate of Family Farming:
Variations on an American Idea, and Wil Bullock, Kellogg Food and
Society Policy Fellow and Food Enterprise and Outreach Associate
at The Food Project in Massachusetts.
Panel sessions on Monday and Tuesday will explore themes including
institutional purchasing, buy local campaigns, and the accessibility
and affordability of local, sustainable foods, and will offer participants
opportunities for education and discussion.
A plenary session on Monday will explore the role of the media in
communicating about complex issues related to health and food, and
a session on Tuesday will discuss the opportunities for biodiesel
in agricultural production, as well as the potential health impacts.
The conference is sponsored by the UNH Office of Sustainability
Programs’ Food and Society Initiative, which seeks to create
a sustainable food system at UNH and integrates the principles and
practices of civic agriculture into our teaching, research, operations
and engagement missions.
The conference is open to the public. The attendance fee, including
all sessions and featured meals, is $95. Day rates are also available.
For more information, visit http://www.sustainableunh.unh.edu or