Monday December 14, 2009 | The Politics of Farming

December 11, 2009 at 12:11 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 2 Comments

Most of us think of local farms as peaceful, green places of refuge amidst a growing region, but the world of farming in North Carolina is deeply complex and political. Farmers face more than weather and blight. They face regulations, restrictions and challenges to the simple notion of growing food and bringing it to market. Our experts will help us navigate the politics of farming.
Guest
Ray Starling
– General Counsel, NC Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Roland McReynolds – Executive Director, Carolina Farm Stewards Association
Aaron Newton – Co-Author, A Nation of Farmers: Defeating the Food Crisis on American Soil

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