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Friday, December 8 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Plenary: Women on the Verge

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The number of women managing farms and ranches, steering board rooms, creating policies, and leading research in food and agriculture is on the rise. Women have always been the foundation of America’s agricultural heritage, but now, the number of women leaders in this industry makes us ask if they are fundamental to the transformation we all seek in food, agriculture, and everything in between. Are they a sign of the tipping point, or are they the tipping point itself? Can we ever have a more sustainable, healthy and just food system without more women succeeding? This plenary discussion featuring Danielle Nierenberg of Food Tank, Kathleen Finlay of Glynwood, Navina Khanna of Heal Food Alliance, and Jill Isenbarger of Stone Barns Center, in conversation with Laurie Freyer of Stone Barns Center, will move beyond statistics to explore the significance of this phenomenon, obstacles from the current political leadership and opportunities for progress. 

This workshop will be streamed live on www.facebook.com/stonebarns/

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Kathleen Finlay

President, Glynwood, Glynwood
Prior to joining Glynwood in 2012, Kathleen was the Managing Director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, where she helped shape the Center’s programs to educate people about the links between human health and global environmental change... Read More →
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Navina Khanna

Founding Director, HEAL Food Alliance
Navina has dedicated over 15 years to creating a more just and sustainable world through transforming food systems, and in 2014, her work was recognized with a James Beard Leadership Award. With a background in sustainable agriculture and food justice, she's worked as an educator... Read More →
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Danielle Nierenberg

Co-Founder/Researcher/Advocate, Food Tank
In 2013, Danielle Nierenberg co-founded Food Tank, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. Food Tank is a global convener, research organization, and non-biased creator of original research impacting the food system... Read More →

Stone Barns Staff
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Laurie Freyer

Programs Manager, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Laurie Freyer is programs manager at Stone Barns Center. Her major in environmental studies at McGill University and involvement in local foodsheds kindled her drive to support sustainable food systems. Laurie earned a master’s degree in food studies at NYU and then went on to work... Read More →

Friday December 8, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am EST