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Food Freedom On the Road

By
Development Director
Alana Wilson
April 22, 2022

Food Freedom Foundation recently attended MOSES Organic Farming Conference in late February. This year’s conference was held in La Crosse, WI and like prior years, aimed to provide a vast array of organic farming knowledge and insight for farmers and farming advocates alike.

Food Freedom Foundation recently attended MOSES Organic Farming Conference in late February. This year’s conference was held in La Crosse, WI and like prior years, aimed to provide a vast array of organic farming knowledge and insight for farmers and farming advocates alike. Our organization’s Administrator and a high school intern of Green Bicycle co. represented FFF for the weekend. They were able to meet fellow farmers and share our organization’s mission of food freedom with them, as well as network with other farming advocacy organizations in hopes of growing awareness about our mutual causes.

Two Food Freedom Foundation board members also spent a day at the Organic Growers School (OGS)/Mother Earth News Spring Conference this year in beautiful Mars Hill, NC. It was the 29th Spring Conference (held on March 18-20, 2022) at Mars Hill University. The synergistic partnership of the OGS and Mother Earth News created a hybrid intersection of mission and values, leveraging regional farm and gardening connections with powerful branding. Their goal: to cultivate food equity and diversity initiatives, self-sufficiency, health and well-being, and environmental sustainability in local communities. There were many workshops geared to small, artisanal farmers/producers. The Food Freedom Foundation (FFF) sponsored a vendor table which allowed FFF board members to talk to people face to face. Our mission at the FFF is to get the word out about our Government Overreach Relief Grant and our Advocacy Grant, as well as educate producers and consumers about other resources available to them and their farmers. An added benefit is that our Board Members were able to network with producers that had vendor tables. These types of opportunities allow us to pursue one of our missions, which is to educate farmers/producers and consumers about issues vital to small operations.

If you were at either of these conferences and would like to connect further or if you would like to share another event you think FFF would be interested in, please send an email to info@foodfreedomfoundation.org with any and all inquiries!

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