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The Family Farm Forum

Dick Roosenburg, a founder of Tillers International, meets with students while on campus for a Family Farm Forum event.
Connecting scholars and scientists to farmers and experts in the community.
The Family Farm Forum is an annual series of talks and open discussions that include farmers and agriculture experts from the community, and scholars from Green Mountain College and other educational, government and non-profit organizations throughout Vermont and the country. Past themes since the series began in 2003 have included "Planning for Agriculturally-Focused Communities: Working Together for a Working Landscape," and "Small Farms in a Big World."

Recent Family Farm Forum Speakers

  • Food Fight Screening
    February 19, 2010
    Film Screening & Discussion with Filmmakers Chris Taylor and Thetis Sammons

  • Brian Donahue
    February 16, 2010
    "Wildlands, Woodlands, and Farmlands: Natural Infrastructure and Sustainability in New England"

  • Farmin' Fuels Forum
    February 16, 2010
    Panelists: Heather Darby of the UVM Agricultural Extension, Scott Gordon of Green Technologies, Netaka White of the Vermont Sustainable Job Fund, Kenneth Mulder, GMC Farm Manager and Research Associate

  • Carl Russell
    April 29, 2009
    "Understanding Horses and Oxen as Motive Power for Farming and Forestry”

  • Nathan Hagens
    April 6, 2009
    "At The Intersection of Neuroscience & Agriculture: The Health & Behavioral Benefits of Relocalization"

  • Dick Roosenburg
    November 13, 2008
    “Powering Small Farms with Oxen and Horses: A Difficult Step Back Eased by New Options”

  • Will Allen
    April 2, 2008
    "The War on Bugs"
    Co-sponsored by Chelsea Green Publishing

  • Linda Faillace
    October 25, 2007
    "Mad Sheep: The True Story of the USDA’s War on a Family Farm"
    Co-sponsored by Chelsea Green Publishing

  • Joan Dye Gussow
    March 26, 2007
    “Home Food: From Scary Spinach to Hardy Mache”

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