The "Future of Food" forum in Burlington on July 27th focused on preserving local farming and cultivating community food development in Vermont. Top school and state agriculture officials, as well as other leaders spearheading new methods for sustainable food production, talked about the latest in nutrition, food and farming in front of a live audience.
July 27, 2012 - Panel discussion at Washington Post Live Future of Food forum in Burlington Vermont. (L to R) Editor of Washington Post Live Mary Jordan, Ben & Jerry's Global Director of Social Mission Rob Michalak, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Executive Director Ellen Kahler, and Green Mountain Farm-to-School Founder Katherine Sims.
Rob Michalak, global director of social mission, Ben & Jerry's talking about food security
Katherine Sims, Founder & Director, Green Mountain Farm-to-School, talks about how to motivate children to eat healthier.
Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
Mary Jordan, Editor of Washington Post Live, moderates the discussion about food security
Chuck Ross, Vermont Secretary of Agriculture, at Washington Post Live Future of Food forum in Burlington, Vermont.
Panel at Washington Post Live Future of Food forum in Burlington, Vermont. Left to right - Mary Jordan, editor of Washington Post Live; Chuck Ross, Vermont Secretary of Agriculture; Will Raap, Founder & Chairman, Gardener's Supply; and Marie Audet, Owner, Blue Spruce Farm.
Marie Audet, Owner of Blue Spruce Farm, tells the audience why her children have chosen to return to the farm.
Will Raap, Founder & Chairman, Gardener's Supply, discussing food security