The Food Dialogues

Created: 9/20/11 (Tue) | Topic:

On September 22, the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance will be holding four town hall meetings to discuss food issues.

Those of us who can’t get to the four U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance’s town hall meetings this Thursday, Sept. 22, can view them online.

Go to and pre-register to view the sessions. Or you can watch them on Facebook at You will need a Facebook account to watch on the social network site.

The town halls, billed as “The Food Dialogues,” will run from noon to 4:30 p.m. EDT. They are being held in Washington, D.C., New York City, Fair Oaks Farms in Indiana and at the University of California-Davis. USFRA Chairman Bob Stallman will be on the Washington panel. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will speak in Washington. Noted New Orleans chef and restaurateur John Besh will host the New York session. Claire Shipman of ABC News will serve as the moderator.

During the event, USFRA will release the results of two national surveys that polled farmers and consumers about food and farm issues.

The Food Dialogues is part of USFRA’s mission to engage consumers and other key audiences to increase trust in the U.S. food system.

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