Thursday, January 5, 2012

Webinar on Sustainable Farm-Urban Economies and Their Links to Watershed Conservation

The Northeast-Midwest Institute's Mark Gorman, Policy Analyst, will make a presentation on sustainable farm-urban economies and their links to watershed conservation during The Horinko Group's "Family Farms, Rural Landscapes, and the Farm Bill" webinar on January 18, 2012 from 1:30 – 3:00pm (Eastern).  Mr. Gorman's presentation, "Local Cheese and Chinese Pork," will highlight a Pennsylvania case study that successfully reestablished an urban market as the hub of a community-based food system, while catalyzing urban revitalization, value-added local food production, and farmland conservation.

The webinar, hosted by The Horinko Group’s Water Division, will explore issues and opportunities tied to moving the nation forward on a path of sustainable agricultural practices, while strengthening small family farms, diversifying rural economies, and fostering livable rural communities. In addition to Mr. Gorman, presenters will include Dick Warner, Professor Emeritus of Natural Resource Ecology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Robert Stewart, Executive Director of the Rural Community Assistance Action Project (RCAP); and Mark “Coach” Smallwood, Executive Director, Rodale Institute.

To register for the free webinar, visit this web page.

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