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Wednesday, December 6
 

9:00am

Registration, Coffee, Opening Remarks
Registration and coffee 9:00 - 10:15am
Opening remarks 10:15 - 10:45am

Wednesday December 6, 2017 9:00am - 10:45am
Hayloft

12:45pm

Lunch and Lunchtime Talk: What is Agroecology?
Topic: What is Agroecology? 
Panel: Ernesto Mendez, Karen Washington and Jack Algiere
Moderator: Ricardo Salvador

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

Moderators
avatar for Ricardo Salvador

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 →

Presenters
avatar for Jack Algiere

Jack Algiere

Farm Director, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Jack Algiere is farm director at Stone Barns Center. Jack graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in horticulture and has been actively farming since the early 1990s. His lifetime of experience in organic, biodynamic and ecological systems brings a broad diversity... Read More →
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Ernesto Mendez

Professor, University of Vermont
V. Ernesto Méndez is Professor of Agroecology at the University of Vermont’s Environmental Program and Department of Plant and Soil Science, where he leads the Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative (ALC). His research and teaching focus on agroecology, agrifood systems, participatory action research (PAR), and transdisciplinary research approaches.  At UVM he is also an active member of the Food Systems Initiative and a fellow of the Gund Institute for Environment.  He has almost... Read More →
avatar for Karen Washington

Karen Washington

Farmer, Rise and 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 she was the recipient of the James Beard Leadership Award... Read More →


Wednesday December 6, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Hayloft

6:30pm

Dinner
Wednesday December 6, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Hayloft

8:00pm

Dessert with DJ Cavem
DJ Cavem spins environmental hip hop.

Presenters
avatar for Ietef aka DJ Cavem

Ietef aka DJ Cavem

Founder, Eco HipHop
Ietef aka Dj Cavem is an educator, emcee, vegan/raw food chef, producer, organic gardener, midwife, graffiti artists, Bboy yogi award winning environmental activist, the father of Eco HipHop and founder of Going Green Living Bling, and co-founder of Culinary Concerts (co-founded by... Read More →


Wednesday December 6, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
West Haybarn
 
Thursday, December 7
 

7:30am

Breakfast and Opening Remarks
Registration and breakfast: 7:30 - 8:30am
Opening remarks: 8:30 - 8:45am

Thursday December 7, 2017 7:30am - 8:45am
Hayloft

12:15pm

Lunch and Lunchtime Talk: Agroequity
Topic: Agroequity: Defining a New Equity Framework in Food and Agriculture
Panel: Stone Barns Exchange Fellows Yana Gilbuena, Hannah Koski, Margiana Peterson-Rockney, and Shakirah Simley

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


Presenters
avatar for Yana Gilbuena

Yana Gilbuena

Chef, Salo
Yana Gilbuena is a 2017 Stone Barns Exchange Fellow. Yana, a Filipino-born, critically acclaimed global nomadic chef, started Salo Series to share with the world the vibrant food culture of the Philippines. The Salo Series hosts Filipino Kamayan dinners, in which food is served on communal tables decked with banana leaves, and guests are asked to eat with their hands. In her American tour, Yana hosted pop-up dinners i... Read More →
avatar for Hannah Koski

Hannah Koski

Consultant, Regional Food Systems
Hannah Koski is a 2017 Stone Barns Exchange Fellow. Hannah has more than ten years of experience in agricultural and food systems work, beginning with management of more than 200 acres of diversified farmland across the Northeast and volunteer work on farms throughout Europe, West... Read More →
avatar for Margiana Peterson-Rockney

Margiana Peterson-Rockney

Farmer/Doctoral Student, UC Berkeley
Margiana Petersen-Rockney is a 2017 Stone Barns Exchange Fellow. She grew up on a goat dairy farm in Massachusetts. While still in college, Margiana ran a five-acre diversified vegetable and livestock CSA and founded the Young Farmer Network, a community group for new farmers to share... Read More →
avatar for Shakirah Simley

Shakirah Simley

Shakirah Simley is a writer and community organizer in San Francisco. She earned her organizing chops with over a decade of working on food equity, labor and youth campaigns. The daughter of a social worker, and granddaughter of a Black Panther, she graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and completed master’s at Italy’s University of Gastronomic Sciences as a Fulbright Fellow. She served as the Community Director for famed local grocer, Bi-Rite and its Family of Businesses, and in 2016, she co-founded Nourish|Resist, a multiracial collaborative using food spaces and people as tools for collective resistance. Last year, she was a prestigious Fellow for the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. Her writing has appeared in Civil Eats, The Huffington Post, SF Chronicle, and recently published cookbook for the revolution: "Feed the Resistance". She currently serves as the executive director of community center in the Southeast sector of SF., Nourish | Resist
Shakirah Simley is a 2017 Stone Barns Exchange Fellow. Shakirah Simley was raised in Harlem, N.Y., where her limited access to fresh, healthy and affordable food was always a challenge. As a young black woman hungry for change, she decided to dedicate her professional career and... Read More →


Thursday December 7, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Hayloft

6:15pm

Dinner
Thursday December 7, 2017 6:15pm - 8:00pm
West Haybarn

8:00pm

Contra Dance: The Edith and Bennett Band
Join Edith + Bennett and friends in our annual contra dance!

Presenters
avatar for Edith Gawler

Edith Gawler

Edith Gawler grew up in Maine as a member of the legendary Gawler Family Band.  She plays fiddle, banjo and upright bass, and belts out songs in a rich sonorous alto. Not long ago, Edith finished her architectural thesis at Syracuse University, which looks to draw on the principles of the local sustainable food movement as a model for a new architecture... Read More →
avatar for Bennett Konesni

Bennett Konesni

Farmer, Owner / Co-Founder & Chief / Musician, Duckback Farm / Sylvestor Manor Educational Farm / worksongs.org
Bennett Konesni is a farmer/musician who owns Duckback Farm in Belfast, Maine. He has spent 20 years using worksongs on farms and at sea, in over a dozen countries, and he curates www.worksongs.org to share songs and how-tos. He is also the co-founder and chief ambassador of Sylvester Manor Educational Farm on Shelter Island, NY... Read More →


Thursday December 7, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Hayloft
 
Friday, December 8
 

7:30am

Breakfast and Opening Remarks
Registration and breakfast: 7:30 - 8:30am
Opening remarks: 8:30 - 8:45am

Friday December 8, 2017 7:30am - 9:00am
Hayloft

12:00pm

Lunch



Friday December 8, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hayloft

3:00pm

Closing Ceremony: Worksongs
Join Edith + Bennett  and the entire Stone Barns staff in closing out this year's Young Farmers Conference in song.

Presenters
avatar for Edith Gawler

Edith Gawler

Edith Gawler grew up in Maine as a member of the legendary Gawler Family Band.  She plays fiddle, banjo and upright bass, and belts out songs in a rich sonorous alto. Not long ago, Edith finished her architectural thesis at Syracuse University, which looks to draw on the principles of the local sustainable food movement as a model for a new architecture... Read More →
avatar for Bennett Konesni

Bennett Konesni

Farmer, Owner / Co-Founder & Chief / Musician, Duckback Farm / Sylvestor Manor Educational Farm / worksongs.org
Bennett Konesni is a farmer/musician who owns Duckback Farm in Belfast, Maine. He has spent 20 years using worksongs on farms and at sea, in over a dozen countries, and he curates www.worksongs.org to share songs and how-tos. He is also the co-founder and chief ambassador of Sylvester Manor Educational Farm on Shelter Island, NY... Read More →


Friday December 8, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Courtyard