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Wednesday, December 6


Mark Bittman and Ricardo Salvador discuss the article "Re-Envisioning Our Broken Food System; A Road Map to a Healthier and More Equitable National Food Policy" co-written with Olivier De Schutter and Michael Pollan (2016).

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

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Mark Bittman

Mark Bittman is the author of 20 acclaimed books, including the How to Cook Everything series, the award-winning Food Matters, and The New York Times number-one bestseller, VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00. For more than two decades his popular and compelling stories appeared in the Times, where he was ultimately the lead food writer for the Sunday Magazine and became the country’s first food-focused Op-Ed columnist for a major news publication. Bittman has starred in four television... Read More →
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Ricardo Salvador

Senior Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists
Ricardo Salvador is the senior scientist and director of the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. He is internationally recognized and respected for his dedication to advocating and working for a food system that is healthier and more just. Prior to joining UCS, Salvador was a program officer for food, health and wellbeing at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and worked as an associat... Read More →

Wednesday December 6, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Thursday, December 7


Keynote: M. Sanjayan
A thought-provoking keynote by M. Sanjayan, a global conservation scientist and CEO of Conservation International, in discussion with Jill Isenbarger, CEO of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.  

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

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M. Sanjayan

CEO, Conservation International
M. Sanjayan, PH D., a global conservation scientist specializing in how nature preserves and enhances human life, serves as Conservation International’s chief executive officer. Sanjayan joined CI in 2014 as executive vice president and senior scientist and has led several key divisions including Oceans, Science, Development, Brand and Communications and Strategic Priorities. He has also overseen CI’s use of virtual reality filmmaki... Read More →

Thursday December 7, 2017 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Friday, December 8


Plenary: Women on the Verge
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 →

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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