We invite you all to participate in today’s conference: “Reaching the New York City Market: A Summit on Linking the Supply Chain between Western New York Farmers and the New York City Market.” A partnership between Animal Welfare Approved and Alfred State College, this event is free and open to the public. Instructions on how to participate can be found below.
Live Web Cast Today, April 23, 2009: 11:30 am to 5:30 pm EST
The entire event will be shown on a webcast at the following site: http://web.alfredstate.edu/video/awa/
There will be Q&A at the end of every session and we encourage people to call in to the number below during those times.
Conference Dial-in number: (605) 475-4825
Panelists, moderators and some key guests attending include New York chefs Bill Telepan and David Schuttenberg, executive chef at Cabrito in NYC; Patrick Martins and Jeremy Hirsch of Heritage Foods USA; Tom Sleight, Executive Director of the New York Farm Viability Institute, which is a partner of the event; Tom Tolputt, of Cornish River Valley Meat in the UK; J.H. Bahn, of the USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, in Washington, D.C.; local western New York State farmers Charlie Emerson and Mary Howell-Martens and Klaas Martens; Patricia Whisnant, President of the American Grassfed Association; Greg Bowman of the Rodale Institute; and Judith LaBelle of Glynwood Center.