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2017 Food Tank Summit D.C.

Submitted by on January 5, 2017 – 8:59 amNo Comment

washington-dc_food-tank-summitThis event is for serious foodies only. “Let’s Build Better Food Policy: 2017 Food Tank Summit D.C.” takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. February 2, 2017, in the Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st Street Northwest, Washington, D.C.

The third annual summit, this one-day event will feature more than three dozen different speakers from the food and agriculture field.

Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together for discussions on diverse topics. There will be interactive panels moderated by food journalists plus lots of networking and (of course) food.

Confirmed speakers thus far are:

  • Chuck Abbott, Contributing Editor, Food and Environment Reporting Network (FERN)
  • Chef José Andrés, Chef and Owner, ThinkFoodGroup
  • Allison Aubrey, Correspondent, NPR
  • Eliza Barclay, Science & Health Editor, Vox.com
  • Tim Carman, Food Writer, The Washington Post
  • Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • Alexandre Galimberti, Senior Advisor, Oxfam America
  • Jerry Glover, Senior Sustainable Agriculture Advisor, USAID
  • Bruce Goldstein, President, Farmworker Justice
  • Matt Herrick, Director of Communications, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Julie Howard, Senior Adviser to the Associate Provost and Dean, International Studies and Programs, Michigan State University
  • Roger Johnson, President, National Farmers Union (NFU)
  • Kathleen Merrigan, Executive Director of Sustainability, the George Washington University
  • Gerald Nelson, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois, Urbana – Champaign (UIUC)
  • Danielle Nierenberg, President, Food Tank
  • Marc Oshima, Chief Marketing Officer, AeroFarms
  • Kip Tom, former Managing Member & CEO, Tom Farms
  • Eric Trachtenberg, Director, Food & Agriculture Practice, McLarty Associates
  • Ambassador Darci Vetter, Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Tickets are available online (and, yes, they’re expected to sell out).

Food Tank stages the event in partnership with The George Washington University and the World Resources Institute.

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