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35th National Pesticide Forum
April 28, 2017 - April 29, 2017
Ecological and Organic Strategies for Regeneration
The 35th National Pesticide Forum
April 28-29, 2017
University of Minnesota
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
This years’ Forum, Healthy Hives, Healthy Lives, Healthy Land: Ecological and Organic Strategies for Regeneration, will focus on the adoption of policies to protect human health and the environment, and organic land and building management strategies. The Forum, with its broad range of speakers and collaborators, will provide an opportunity for grassroots advocates, scientists, and policy makers to share efforts in building local, state and national strategies for strength and growth.
Liz Carlisle, author of Lentil Underground, which chronicles the sustainable agriculture movement in her home state of Montana.
Caroline Cox, research director at the Center for Environmental Health.
Ronnie Cummins, co-founder and International Director, Organic Consumers Association.
Jay Feldman, Executive Director of Beyond Pesticides.
Don Huber, PhD, Professor Emeritus of plant pathology at Purdue University.
Vera Krischik, PhD, Associate Professor in Department of Entomology at the University of Minnesota.
Jeff Moyer, Executive Director of the Rodale Institute.
David Oien, President and Founding Farmer, Timeless Seeds, Inc.
Jim Riddle, former chair of the USDA National Organic Standards Board. He and his wife own and operate Blue Fruit Farm, a diversified fruit farm in southeastern Minnesota.
Routt Reigart, M.D. is Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at Medical University of South Carolina.
Amy van Saun, Legal Fellow, Center for Food Safety
Robert Shimek, Executive Director of White Earth Land Recovery Project.
….. and more!
The 35th National Pesticide Forum is convened by Beyond Pesticides and Organic Consumers Association. Co-sponsors include: Pollinator Friendly Alliance, Giving Tree Gardens, Humming for Bees, Kids for Saving Earth, Blue Fruit Farm, Students for Sustainability, Birchwood Cafe, Seward Community Co-op, The Beez Kneez, Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Services (MOSES), Beyond Pesticides Minnesota, Clean Up the River Environment (CURE), Minnesota Food Association, White Earth Land Recovery Project, and Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA).
Interested in becoming a forum sponsor?
The generosity of our sponsors helps make for a great event year after year. Our sponsors who contribute to the National Pesticide Forum scholarship fund make it possible for people from around the country to participate in one of the most important grassroots pesticide meetings of the year. Learn more about becoming a sponsor.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]