Farm to Plate Conference in Ithaca

Farm to Plate ConferenceGroundswell Center for Local Food & Farming
Announces Farm to Plate Conference – 
May 11-13, 2017

Call for workshop and presentation ideas!

Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming is pleased to announce “The Farm to Plate Conference: Uniting to Create, Educate, and Celebrate a Sustainable Local Food System” which will take place on May 11-13, 2017 in Ithaca, NY and the surrounding areas.

The conference is a collaborative effort by Groundswell Center, Food, Agroecology, Justice and Well-being Collective at Cornell, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Crooked Carrot, Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute, Roots Rising Farm, the Tompkins County Food Policy Council and the Youth Farm Project.


The Farm to Plate Conference, originally conceptualized by community member, food producer and educator Damon Brangman, has a vision to honor our ancestors, the land and local farmers, to share knowledge and resources about food production, preparation and develop equitable strategies for community-wide resilience.  Though still in development, the current goals of the conference are to bring together people who are a part of and influence our community’s food system from multiple sectors to:

  • Celebrate the vibrant food and farming culture of the region
  • Build campus/community relationships that bring scholars and practitioners together to better link theory with practice on the themes of agroecology, food justice, and general wellbeing
  • Explore ideas of collaboration and build a long-lasting community food network
  • Share and redistribute the abundance of resources in our community
Get involved!
  • Call for Workshops! Submit an idea for a workshop, talk or panel discussion. Honorariums provided. Due March 15.
  • Call for Papers! Submit an idea for a paper session. Due March 8.
  • Volunteer to help organize, publicize and coordinate the Conference.
  • Donate to help make this conference happen and keep registrations fees low or nothing!
For more information, to donate, or get involved please visit The Farm to Plate Conference page or Contact us.

The Farm to Plate Conference is funded in part by the Park Foundation, the Cornell Polson Institute for Global Development, the Cornell Einaudi Center for International Studies. In an effort to keep conference attendee costs low or zero, we welcome business sponsorship and individual donations.

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