October 2021 🐝 What’s up in Food & Farming Policy?

How is is local food and farming being affected on a policy level?

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Dear Rebecca,

Welcome to the October edition of The Buzz. Since 1986, the month of October has meant that CFSA’s Sustainable Agriculture Conference (SAC) is just around the corner. As the largest sustainable food and farming gathering in the Southeast, SAC brings together hundreds of farmers, researchers, educators, activists, and foodies to learn from each other and share ideas about the many aspects of sustainable agriculture and local food through more than 55 workshops. Like last year, all of the workshops will be held virtual given COVID-19; however, this year we’re adding a day of on-farm workshops across the Carolinas! This year the conference will run from Nov. 5 to Nov. 15.

SAC brings a lot of excitement for every team at CFSA, and the policy team is no exception. There are lots of opportunities to learn about sustainable agriculture policy and how you can get involved! Highlights include a panel of CFSA Member Advocacy Program graduates, the North Carolina Food System Advocacy Coalition, youth engagement in food councils, and a farm bill listening session with our friends at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC).

Plus, there will be an opportunity to enjoy your favorite cocktail (or mocktail) and learn about the work of the policy team over the last year. Register today!

In solidarity,

Nick Wood, CFSA Advocacy Manager