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Regional Event: Mt. Pleasant, NY: Conservation and the Farm Bill discussion, 6/13/04

  • Subject: [cg] Regional Event: Mt. Pleasant, NY: Conservation and the Farm Bill discussion, 6/13/04
  • From: "Rebecca Crouse" <rcrouse@FARMLAND.ORG>
  • Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 16:12:44 -0400
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  • Thread-topic: Regional Event: Mt. Pleasant, NY: Conservation and the Farm Bill discussion, 6/13/04

Who: Cris Coffin, Northeast Director, American Farmland Trust
What: Conservation and Farm Bill Discussion
When: Sunday June 13, 2004, 1-3PM
Where: The Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, 630 Bedford Road, Mt. Pleasant, NY

Is federal farm policy working for Northeast farmers, consumers and taxpayers? Join AFT's New England Director Cris Coffin at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture as she presents a primer on federal farm programs. Coffin, a Capitol Hill veteran, will discuss which federal programs are working to support agriculture in the Northeast, and how conservation may provide the basis for an overhaul of farm programs in the next Farm Bill. 
Coffin has extensive experience in federal environmental and agricultural policy, having served on the staff of the Senate Agriculture Committee under the chairmanship of Senator Pat Leahy and as legislative staff to U.S. Senators Jim Sasser and Herb Kohl. She holds a J.D. from Georgetown University. American Farmland Trust is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1980 to protect our nation's farmland. AFT works to stop the loss of productive farmland and to promote farming practices that lead to a healthy environment. 
The Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is located on 80 acres of gardens, pastures and woods in the heart of Westchester County. The Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is home to a non-profit farm, educational center and to Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a restaurant that offers guests a taste of the farm and of the bounty of the Hudson Valley. 
To register for the free discussion, call American Farmland Trust at 518 581 0078.

Rebecca Crouse
Communications Assistant
American Farmland Trust
202-331-7300 x3060 (phone)
202-659--8339 (fax)
Saving the land that sustains us by working with communities and individuals to protect the best land, plan for growth with agriculture in mind and keep the land healthy. For information or to make a donation, visit www.farmland.org. 

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