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2018 Engaged Citizen Experience Conference
Nourishing (Feeding) the World

Thursday, February 22, 2018 (6:00 - 8:15 pm) and 
Friday, February 23, 2018 
(12:00 - 4:00 pm)

Pre-Conference Session
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Sussman Theater, Lower Level of Olmsted, Drake University

6:00 pm           Reception with Heavy Hors d'oeurves
6:45 pm           Documentary Film Showing,
Farmers for America

Farmers for America, a newly-released documentary that traces the extraordinary changes coming to America’s food system as consumers flock to farmers’ markets, embrace farm-to-table lifestyles and insist on knowing where their food is coming from. The film is narrated by Dirty Jobs star Mike Rowe, and was written, produced and directed by Graham  Meriwether, who will host the screening and lead the panel discussion. 

7:45 pm          Discussion led by filmmaker, Graham Meriwether

Regular Conference Session

Friday, February 23, 2018
Upper Level of Olmsted, Drake University

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

Agriculture and Global Health
Session facilitated by: Deb DeLaet

Agricultural Labor Issues
Session facilitated by: Michael Haedicke & Lourdes Gutiérrez-Nájera 

Agriculture, Food and the Media: Deconstructing the messages we hear every day
Session facilitated by: Matthew Thornton & Carlyn Crowe

Iowa Agriculture Reality Check-Environmental Sustainability
Session facilitated by: Matt Russell & Jennifer 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.    

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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