Final Panelist Announced for Free THG Webinar

Final Panelist Announced for Free THG Webinar – “Family Farms, Rural Landscapes, and the Farm Bill

January 18, 2012 / 1:30-3:00 PM EST / Free Registration

The Horinko Group’s Water Division is pleased to announce the addition of its final panelist for the upcoming webinar entitled, Family Farms, Rural Landscapes, and the Farm Bill. Mark “Coach” Smallwood, Executive Director of Rodale Institute will share his insights into what is needed to reinvigorate rural communities and to strengthen the contribution of the small family farm. A long-time organic farmer and biodynamic gardener, he previously served as Mid-Atlantic Green Mission Specialist and Local Forager at Whole Foods, where he was a 2010 National Award Winner for “Best Whole Foods Market Spokesperson.”

Join our seasoned panel of practitioners to explore the issues and opportunities tied to moving our nation forward on a path of sustainable agriculture practices, while strengthening small family farms and diversifying rural economies to foster more livable rural communities. Find out the latest updates on farm market promotion strategies, grants and other emerging opportunities for local-regional food system assistance.

Presenters include –

  • Richard Warner, Professor Emeritus of Natural Resource Ecology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Moderator)
  • Robert Stewart, Executive Director, Rural Community Assistance Action Project
  • Mark “Coach” Smallwood, Executive Director, Rodale Institute
  • Mark Gorman, Policy Analyst, Northeast-Midwest Institute