We invite proposals that address the intersections of food justice, racial equity, healthcare, and education in our rural region. We seek to engage active dialogue between presenters and participants, to identify obstacles, recognize successful initiatives, and engender collaborative networks.
We encourage proposals in the following suggested topic areas for the 2022 summit:
Increasing collaboration among food systems partners
Exploring healthy conflict resolution and modeling strong communication skills
Finding common ground between conventional, organic, and everything in between
Improving food access
Increasing food sovereignty within communities that are under-resourced
Supporting systems for farmers, producers, small businesses, and organizations
Addressing transportation and other rural-specific challenges
Using technology: how we can improve our tools and resources across Systems? Accessing funding for the short- and long-term?
What additional crucial topic areas have you identified?