CBU is proud to be the host for the 4th annual Mid-South Farm to Table Conference on February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., at various locations across campus. Established in 2011, the conference is designed to provide a forum for farmers, consumers, entrepreneurs and other local food stakeholders to discuss ideas for developing the local food system of Memphis and the Mid-South. Our vision is one of a thriving local food system that will strengthen farmer livelihoods by connecting more farmers to local consumers; will improve access to fresh produce and increase healthy food consumption; and will stimulate economic development and job creation in the region.
This year we welcome a number of farmers, policy advocates, and scholars from across the region to discuss topics including, but not limited to, urban homesteading, mushroom cultivation, faith-based food justice initiatives, and the role universities can play in building sustainable local food systems. This year’s keynote speakers are Nat Turner, founder of Our School at Blair Grocery in New Orleans; and Chef Miles McMath, Director of Culinary Operations at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. More info on the speakers is available at midsouthfarmtotable.wordpress.com.
Registration for the Farm to Table Conference is $25 per person, which includes breakfast, lunch, and evening reception. Visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/537671 to purchase tickets. Students can contact Sean MacInnes at firstname.lastname@example.org for a special rate.