AFHVS president Steve Stevenson, of the Center for Integrated
Agricultural Systems (CIAS), UW-Madison, will extend you a welcome
to the conference, which will blend traditional academic panels and
presentations, speeches, and keynotes with food-related arts events
and field tours.
The conference focus is on food-related behaviors, food and agricultural
practices, public policies toward food and agriculture, and the history,
philosophy, social institutions, and values which underlie these. Sessions
* Food security and safety
* Agricultural sustainability and environmental quality
* Ag and food ethics
* The roles of different knowledges in the food system
* land use, biotechnology, and rural life
* Food culture, eating behaviors, nutrition education, food and the media
Featured speakers are
* Rima Apple, Professor of Consumer Science and Women's Studies, University
* Harriet Friedmann, Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto
* Jacqueline Newman, President of ASFS, Queens College, CUNY
* Steve Stevenson, President of AFHVS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Food-related arts events include:
* Storytelling and poetry readings and a storytelling workshop
* A photography exhibit on food systems and rural life
* A free public performance of "Rural Voices," a celebrated Wisconsin rural
life project written, directed, and performed by Wisconsin farmers
* A multi-media presentation of rural America in the 1930s.
Off-site field tours and events will round out the conference. Events include:
* A field trip to local grazing-based dairy farms
* A regional/seasonal food festival, featuring local chefs and farmers
* A field trip to the Dane County Farmers Market
* A workshop on participatory action research
Registration costs are $35 for students, $65 for AFHVS/ASFS members, and
$100 for nonmembers. Food is not included; some field trips and special
events are extra. No partial registrations.
A detailed, continually updated program and registration forms are available
on the CIAS World Wide Web site: http://www.wisc.edu/cias/conf.html
You can also get registration information by phone by calling CALS
Outreach Services, (608) 263-1672.
Other questions? Call Nancy Carlisle at (608) 265-2908, or e-mail her at
Registration deadline is May 15. Join us in Madison for what will be an
Please pass this information along to anyone who may be interested.