Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Farm to Table International Symposium to complement EXPO

The inaugural Farm To Table International Symposium (F2Ti) features the brightest thought leaders and leading practitioners in the burgeoning farm-to-table movement. F2Ti will explore the cultivation, distribution, and consumption of food and drink sourced locally to globally. Topics will include farming and aquaculture, fisheries, sustainability, social and digital interactive media, food security and safety, food law and policy, food science and GMO, artisanal and slow food and drink, and fair trade. 

"We are pleased to have the inaugural Farm to Table International Symposium offered in conjunction with the Louisiana Foodservice and Hospitality EXPO," said Stan Harris, LRA President/CEO. "With our strong focus in Louisiana on locally sourced produce, seafood and other products, the symposium is a great fit for the EXPO and the restaurant and hospitality industries." 

The Symposium takes place in tandem with the Louisiana Restaurant Association’s 60th Louisiana Foodservice and Hospitality EXPO, the first weekend of August.

Former Texas Agriculture Commissioner, and longtime champion of the farm to table movement, Jim Hightower will be one of several keynote speakers.

National radio commentator, writer, public speaker and author of the book, Swim Against the Current: Even a Dead Fish Can Go with the Flow, Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought to Be—consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses and just-plain-folks.

Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Hightower believes that the true political spectrum is not right to left but top to bottom, and he has become a leading national voice for the 80 percent of the public who no longer find themselves within shouting distance of Washington and Wall Street powers at the top.

Hightower is a modern-day Johnny Appleseed, spreading the message of progressive populism all across the American grassroots. He broadcasts daily radio commentaries that are carried in more than 150 commercial and public stations, on the web and on Radio for Peace International.


Chefs, mixologists, culinary professionals, restaurateurs, researchers, academics, policymakers, legal and financial professionals, farmers and other agricultural professionals, food and drink writers, publishers and media, slow food advocates, beverage enthusiasts, brewers, distillers, vintners, distributors, farmers markets, urban farms, nutritionists and other health professionals.  

Members of the LRA receive a 20 percent discount off registration to F2Ti by using the code LRA13. Click here for registration information and pricing.

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