On Tuesday, more than 120 people came out to Ranch Foods Direct for a free burger and an informal meet-and-greet with owner Mike Callicrate.

Join us for more “food talks” and other special events, today through Sunday!

THURSDAY Sept. 18 “FOOD TALKS: LOCAL-INVESTING”
CELESTE THEATER AT CORNERSTONE ARTS CENTER

MODERATED BY DAVE ANDERSON, COLORADO SPRINGS PUBLIC MARKET

START TIME: 1:00 PM | MAKING FOOD SHIFT REAL
– Jerry Tinianow | Chief Sustainability Officer for Office of Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock

START TIME: 2:00 | FOOD POLICY
– Jill Gaebler – Colorado Springs City Council Woman District 5
– Michael Brownlee – Local Food Shift

START TIME: 3:00 | VITAL ECONOMICS
– Judy Wicks – White Dog Cafe, BALLE
– Michael Shuman – BALLE
– Woody Tasch – Slow Money

START TIME: 4:30 | AUTHOR MEET & GREET
– Judy Wicks – White Dog Cafe, BALLE
– Michael Shuman – BALLE
– Woody Tasch – Slow Money
– Barry C Lynn – New America Foundation

BENEFIT DINNER 6 p.m. BUFFET $25 AT BEMIS HALL

– Barry C Lynn – New America Foundation KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

– Judy Wicks – White Dog Cafe, BALLE Overcoming Challenges Panel
– Michael Shuman – BALLE Overcoming Challenges Panel
– Woody Tasch – Slow Money Overcoming Challenges Panel
– Buffet Dinner $25 with proceeds to benefit “Food Talks”

 

FRIDAY Sept. 19 “FOOD TALKS: AG ACTIVISM”
(in conjunction with Organization for Competitive Markets Annual Conference)
CELESTE THEATER AT CORNERSTONE ARTS CENTER

MODERATED BY TIM DANAHEY (TIM DANAHEY SHOW)

START TIME: 9:00 AM | ADDRESSING ABUSIVE MARKET POWER
– Wenonah Hauter – Food & Water Watch

START TIME: 10:30 AM | SEPARATING NATIONAL CATTLEMEN’S BEEF ASSOCIATION FROM THE BEEF TAX (BEEF CHECKOFF) / WHAT’S NEXT FOR BEEF CHECKOFF?
– Tim Danahey – Tim Danahey Show
– Fred Stokes – Organization for Competitive Markets
– Dave Wright – Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska

LUNCH BREAK 12:00 – 12:45 (LUNCH ON YOUR OWN CC CAMPUS)

START TIME: 1:00 PM | PREDATOR CONTROL – HOW TO PROTECT NEW COMPETITORS
– Diana Moss – Antitrust Institute
– Dr. C. Robert Taylor – Auburn University Alfa Eminent Scholar Ag Economics & Public Policy

START TIME: 2:30 PM | GOVERNMENT / INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
– Dave Murphy – Food Democracy Now!
– Joe Maxwell – Humane Society of the United States

START TIME: 4:00 PM | COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVES
– Kendra Kimbirauskas – Socially Responsible Agricultural Project
– Margaret Wheatley – Berkana Institute

BENEFIT DINNER 6 p.m. PRIME RIB DINNER $50 AT BEMIS HALL

– Chris Leonard – The Meat Racket
– Prime Rib Dinner $50 with proceeds to benefit OCM.

 

And SATURDAY Sept. 20… it’s POOPAPALOOZA IV!

8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 4th Annual Spread Manure, Sprout Hope: Hormone-& Antibiotic-Free Manure Stimulus Event
at Ranch Foods Direct. Donations accepted. Includes complimentary pig roast.

 

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