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A Place at the Table: Local Food Systems and Community Sustainability

Duncan Hilchey, New Leaf Associates (Bio)
Duncan Hilchey is an agriculture development consultant with New Leaf Associates of Ithaca, NY, and publisher of the "Journal of Agriculture and Food Systems Development." Duncan recently completed a National Geographic Society-funded research project on place-based specialty crops, and had a paper published by the Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation entitled "Gôut de Terroir (Taste of Place): Exploring the Boundaries of Unique Agricultural Landscapes." Duncan grew up in Alabama and received a BS in agricultural education from the University of New Hampshire and a masters in regional planning from Cornell University.
Friday May 20, 2011
01:00pm – 04:30pm
Collaboration, Farmland Preservation

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Part 1. Growing Home: Reconnecting Agriculture, Food, and Communities
What are farm-friendly communities around the U.S. doing to sustain farmers, farms, and farmland? What innovative strategies and tools can land trusts and other conservation groups use to complement their traditional land protection practices?

Part 2. Bodengeschmack: A Taste of Place in Pennsylvania
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is endowed with richly diverse physical and cultural landscapes which result in agriculture and food products that are linked to particular locations. How can these assets be tapped as a strategy for smart growth, community development, and agricultural sustainability?

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