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2016 Policy Briefing in Sacramento, CA
December 12, 2016 @ 8:00 am – December 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm PST
3rd Annual SAFSF Policy Briefing
VISION TO ACTION
Building Power on Shaky Ground
December 12-14, 2016
POLICY BRIEFING THEME
During these times of political and ecological uncertainty, the visions and actions of those working in the sustainable agriculture and food movement need to be expansive and effective. SAFSF invites you to the West Coast for a continuing conversation about what it will take to ensure that local and national policies all work together to keep these visions alive and make them a powerful source of influence.
Sacramento, the state capital, is located in the northern part of California’s Central Valley—a 1.5 million-acre agricultural powerhouse where farmers and farmworkers grow more than 120 crops for market. In this region, local issues become national (e.g. water, labor rights, immigration) and national trends literally change the landscape (e.g. healthier diets, organic agriculture). The Central Valley is a microcosm of the pressures and positive trends in the American food system. We will consider the opportunities presented in the face of election results while emphasizing the inherent linkages between health and food, social justice and sustainable agriculture, democracy and inclusion. Challenging yet inspiring work lies ahead—join us!