FamilyFarmed founder and President Jim Slama, a national figure in the local-food movement, will deliver the keynote address at the second annual "Farming Our Future -- Growing Food, Farms, and Community" conference on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Taconic Hills Central School.
FamilyFarmed, based in Illinois, trains small farmers, helps develop wholesale markets for them, and has a focus on the Community Supported Agriculture model.
The day will include workshops, networking, exhibitors and panels.
Exhibitors and sponsorships for the conference are encouraged. Proceeds will go toward Taconic Hills’ nationally award-winning H.A.R.V.E.S.T. Club (Healthy Agricultural Resources by Volunteers & Educators in Science & Technology) and the Taconic Hills Parent Teacher Organization.
Community sponsorships are encouraged to help offset the cost. More information can be found online at www.farmingourfuture.org or by calling (518) 329-0890.