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Thursday, November 7 • 8:00am - 3:00pm
Agriculture Policy and Climate Change

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Across the Northeast, advocates are working at all levels to address the current and future impacts of climate change on our food system. Though there is little movement and numerous steps backwards at the federal level, food and agriculture organizations and activists are busy on the state and local levels working with governments to enact promising measures that address global warming through an agricultural lens. In this pre-conference, we will gain a better understanding of the landscape of climate change work in the agriculture and food systems sector, and discuss how to coordinate strategies that help move us further along in addressing the climate emergency. Lunch will be provided.

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Nicole Sugerman

Policy Manager, NESAWG

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Ellen Stern Griswold

Policy and Research Director, Maine Farmland Trust
Ellen Stern Griswold is the Policy and Research Director at MFT. She oversees municipal, state, and federal-level policy work, as well as research projects that inform that work and support the effectiveness of MFT’s programs. Prior to MFT, Ellen practiced federal energy regulatory... Read More →
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Ariana Taylor-Stanley

Northeast Regional Organizer / Farmer, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition / Here We Are Farm
Ariana works to educate, connect, and empower grassroots food and farm groups in the northeast. She also co-owns and operates Here We Are Farm in Trumansburg, NY, growing vegetables for CSA and farmers markets. She is active in her community as a chapter leader of Showing Up for Racial J... Read More →
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Samantha Levy

New York Policy Manager, American Farmland Trust
As New York Policy Manager for American Farmland Trust, Samantha conducts research on, builds coalitions around, and advocates directly for public policies and programs at all levels of government that keep land in farming and keep farmers on the land in New York. Samantha leads the... Read More →

Emily J. Cole

New England Climate and Agriculture Program Manager, American Farmland Trust

Thursday November 7, 2019 8:00am - 3:00pm EST
Skyline Room