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Saturday, November 9 • 8:30am - 9:45am
Organic and Sustainable Farming and the Green New Deal: What do NESAWG Members Want it to Look Like?

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The Green New Deal is an emergency mobilization to address economic inequities and reverse our blind march toward catastrophic climate change. The continual farm crisis since the 1950’s affects all but the very largest farms and a few lucky direct marketers, keeping earnings low and wages for farm workers embarrassingly below our ideals. A Green New Deal replacing cheap food policies with parity, supply management and incentives for regenerative practices would benefit family-scale farmers and farmworkers. Let’s talk about how we can influence a Green New Deal for 21st century farming that includes a just transition.  

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Elizabeth Henderson

farmer/writer, Peacework CSA
Elizabeth Henderson farmed at Peacework Farm in Wayne County, New York, producing organically grown vegetables for the fresh market for over 30 years. A farmer, activist, and writer, she has exerted an enormous influence on the movement for organic and sustainable agriculture since the 1970s.Deeply involved in the organic... Read More →
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Patti Naylor

Board Member, Family Farm Defenders
Patti Naylor farms with her husband George in west-central Iowa, growing non-GMO and organic corn and soybeans, oats, hay, cider apples, and chickens.  Patti speaks and writes about agriculture, farm justice, and the principles of food sovereignty, recently participating in events... Read More →
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George Naylor

Board Member, Family Farm Defenders
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Micaiah Hall

Owner and Farmer, Free Haven Farms
Micaiah Hall is the farmer and visionary behind Free Haven Farms. He's been growing food since he was a young boy in Connecticut and is the former Farm Director of Mill Creek Farm in Philadelphia, PA.
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Cruz Marquez

Farmworker Support Committee (CATA)
Cruz Marquez, originally from Mexico City, is a first generation south Jersey farm worker. He has worked in agriculture for eleven years and been a CATA member for four.

Saturday November 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EST
Classroom 214
  Farm and Food Policy Advocacy