Fwd: FW: Urban Food Systems symposium: Early Bird Deadline May 31!

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From: Rhodes, Jenna D <JennaRhodes@uams.edu>
Date: Wed, May 23, 2018 at 4:34 PM
Subject: FW: Urban Food Systems symposium: Early Bird Deadline May 31!

See conference info below.


From: Arkansas Sustainable Agriculture Working Group [mailto:ARSAWG@LISTSERV.UARK.EDU] On Behalf Of Heather Friedrich
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4:29 PM
Subject: Urban Food Systems symposium: Early Bird Deadline May 31!




From: Urban Food Systems Symposium <info=ufss2018.org@mail69.atl91.mcsv.net> On Behalf Of Urban Food Systems Symposium
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 2:00 PM
To: Curt R. Rom <crom@uark.edu>
Subject: Early Bird Deadline May 31!


Register now for early bird rate!

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Register before June 1 to save up to $75.




We're exciting about our speakers for this year's UFSS!


Symposium Keynote Speaker:

Malik Kenyatta Yakini

Co-founder and the executive director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN)


Dinner Keynote Speaker:

LaDonna Redmond

Diversity and Community Engagement Manager for Seward Community Co-op &
Community Liaison- Minnesota Landscape Arboretum


Invited Speaker:

Dr. Cheri Kuobta

Professor – Controlled Environment Agriculture in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science at Ohio State University


Invited Speaker:

Dr. Anu Ramaswami

Professor- Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering in CFANS &
Chair of Science, Technology, and Public Policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs of the University of Minnesota




Join us for community tours before and after the symposium!

UFSS participants have the opportunity to see Twin Cities' food systems work in action.  These organized bus tours are designed to give participants a behind-the-scenes view of what will be highlighted during much of the symposium by our local partners and gardeners.  Instead of just hearing about it, why not see it for yourself!

Wednesday August 8th 10 am- 4 pm
Picnic Tour and Exploration of the New Urban Food System Landscape

Saturday August 11th 8:30 am- 1:30 pm
North Minneapolis Community Food Systems Tour

Tours are optional and an additional fee of $40/tour can be applied during registration. See more details online.



We're still looking for sponsors for the big day!

The Urban Food Systems Symposium is an excellent opportunity to share and promote your products or services. With over 200 attendees expected from all over North America, sponsorship will be noticed by participants from all areas of the food systems industry.

Sponsorship levels range from Platinum to Supporter with various levels of benefits and visibility to fit any organization. If you're interested in partnering with us in implementing this exciting event and organizing a high-quality symposium, visit our sponsor page on our website.



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