Engaged Citizen Experience Conference

Nourishing (Feeding) the World

Friday, February 23, 2018
12:00 - 4:00 pm

Upper Level of Olmsted, Drake University

Registration for Conference & Community Partner/Student Organization Tables Coming Soon

Tentative Schedule:

12:00 pm          Walk-in Registration/ Check-in

12:25 pm          Welcome and Introduction
                         Heavy Hors d’oeurves provided

12:30 pm          Keynote Speaker

Darci Vetter, Strategic Consultant on International Trade and Agriculture, Diplomat in Residence, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, former Chief Agricultural Negotiator, for the Office of the US Trade Representative

2:00 pm            Networking Tables
                         Community Partner and Student Organization tables
                         Snacks provided

2:15 pm            Breakout Sessions
                         (exact titles and description will be available soon)

Agriculture and Public Health
Session facilitated by: Deb DeLaet
Agricultural Labor Issues
Session facilitated by: Michael Haedicke
How Agricultural Issues are Communicated
Session coordinated by: Matthew Thornton & Carlyn Crowe
Agriculture and Sustainability/Climate Change
Session facilitated by: Matt Russell & Jen Terry, ED, Iowa Environmental Council

3:25 pm            Closing Session
                         Wrap-up with Community Partners
                         Hors d'oeurves will be provided      

All events will take place in Olmsted Center, Drake University, 2875 University Ave. All are invited to attend. All conference events are free, but attendees are encouraged to register. (Registration to be available soon)        

Sponsored by the Engaged Citizen Experience, David and Carol Golder, The Golder Family Foundation, and the Ronald and Jane Olson Endowment on Global Service-Learning

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