We are starting 2019 with a one-of-a-kind educational opportunity for OCM members. Dr. Mary Hendrickson, University of Missouri, is kicking off our #AgJustice webinar series on February 26th at 11am CDT. Dr. Hendrickson will be speaking about her research on developing a framework for evaluating the fairness of agricultural markets and sharing her expertise on resisting consolidation.
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More about Dr. Hendrickson
Dr. Hendrickson has spent 15 years working to create local food systems in the state of Missouri through University of Missouri Extension. Her scholarship focuses on the social and economic organization of different types of food systems; the social, ecological and economic impacts of that organization; and options for changing how we organize the food system. She has focused on helping farmers, eaters, and communities create profitable alternatives. She has worked extensively with community groups to increase the amount of fresh, flavorful and nutritious food available by providing technical assistance on marketing, business planning, feasibility studies, policy, food safety and consumer preferences to farmers and community groups. She participated as an advisor in the creation of the Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition, and serves as a technical advisor for the Missouri Convergence Partnership, a group of funders devoted to changing policies and environments to encourage Healthy Eating and Active Living. Hendrickson currently serves as the Undergraduate Advisor Chair in Sustainable Agriculture and teaches courses on sustainable food and farming systems at MU.
Can’t wait for the webinar? Here’s a great video introducing Dr Hendrickson’s work.
We are lucky to count such an accomplished expert as an ally to our movement for independent family agriculture and look forward to seeing you at the webinar.