2014 Conference

Overview | Schedule | Pre-Conference Sessions  
Plenaries | Workshops | Workgroup Sessions  
Presenter Bios 
| Sponsorship  | Bookshelf
People of Color Caucus | Keynote Speaker Jim Hightower 


Hundreds attended our It Takes a Region Conference November 11-12, 2014 at the Saratoga Hilton in Saratoga Springs, NY.  The theme: Region-sizing: Making It Work!  What does it take to make our food system strong, resilient and region-sized?  What does real collaboration and cooperation look like?   How can we be more effective?  We explored the various channels, mechanisms, structures and infrastructures for making region-sizing work through various plenaries, workshops and workgroup sessions

Together, we explored some of the tremendous advances we've made in region-sizing the food system to date, as well as new opportunities for collaboration.  We addressed the work of farmers, food hubs, cooperatives, and market innovators, non-governmental organizations and Departments of Agriculture, independent researchers, land grant universities, farmworkers, as well as the efforts of science writers and journalists to amplify our stories.  Our keynote speaker Jim Hightower issued a rallying cry for collaboration and change.