"Farm to Plate" Conference


  • Ithaca, NY

Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming is hosting “The Farm to Plate Conference: Uniting to Create, Educate, and Celebrate a Sustainable Local Food System” 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 goals 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

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.

For more information, to donate, or get involved please visit: http://groundswellcenter.org/farm-to-plate-conference/ or contact info@groundswellcenter.org 607-319-5095.

The Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming is project of the not-for-profit Center for Transformative Action. Support for Groundswell comes from individuals and businesses who believe in the importance of a strong local food system, and from the Park Foundation and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program under grant #11674923For more information visit www.groundswellcenter.org