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Wednesday, December 6 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Wise Words From Well Seasoned Farmers FULL

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Join us for a session filled with wisdom from pioneering farmers and activists Karen Washington, Amigo Bob Cantisano and Fred Kirschenmann. This session of guidance and reminiscence from three well-seasoned farmers is sure to inspire and energize. A crowd favorite from the EcoFarm Conference makes its debut on the East Coast.
Moderated by Stone Barns Center's Martha Hodgkins.

Presenters
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Amigo Bob Cantisano

Organic Farming Advisor and Farmer
Amigo Bob Cantisano has farmed a wide range of small- to medium-acreage organic crops in California since 1975. He founded California’s first organic farm supply, first organic farm–advising service, and first organic farming conference, among numerous other agricultural accompli... Read More →
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Martha Hodgkins

Communications Director, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Martha Hodgkins is communications director at Stone Barns Center. Her commitment to sustainable agriculture grew out of her work in conservation and a deep respect for wildlands and the natural world. At The Nature Conservancy, she held positions as magazine editor, communications manager and staff writer. She also served as director of communications at the Forest Stewardship Council-US, and has worked on communications and fundraising projects for The Wilderness Society, Island Conservation and World Wildlife Fund. Previously... Read More →
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Fred Kirschenmann

Distinguished Fellow / President of the Board, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture/Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Born on a North Dakota farm during the Great Depression and in the grips of the worst drought in U.S. history, Fred Kirschenmann has spent most of his life working to change how we farm, as well as our relationship to the land. For more than four decades, Fred has been a champion of agricultural resilience, an articulate advocate for soil health and a pioneer of organic farming. His work has helped transform what was once obscure and marginal... Read More →
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Karen Washington

Farmer, Rise & Root Farm
Karen is Co-owner/Farmer at Rise & Root Farm. In 2010 she co-founded Black Urban Growers (BUGS), an organization supporting growers in both urban and rural settings. In 2012, Ebony magazine voted her one of their 100 most influential African Americans in the country and in 2014 s... Read More →


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