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Wyoming Food Coalition announces annual conference speakers, topics

The conference will include a diverse range of food system topics and speakers.

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CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Food Coalition will host its 3rd Annual Conference on December 10th and 11th, 2021. The Coalition will host, through facilitated virtual sessions, speakers on a wide variety of topics regarding Wyoming’s food system. The conference is free to all, registration is available here. The organization submitted the following agenda via a press release sent on December 6, 2021.

DAY 1 – Friday, December 10th

Wyoming Food Coalition & Working Group Updates – 9:00am-10:15am

Meat Packing & Industry – 10:15am-11:45am

Speakers:

  • Dan Waldvogle, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
  • Frank Schmidt, Legacy Meats
  • Kelcey Christensen, 307 Meats
  • Ruby Ward, Utah State
  • Amanda Winchester, CWC Meat Science

Crop Diversity & Specialty Crops – 12:15pm-1:15pm

Speakers:

  • Cole Ehmke; UW Extension
  • Sarah Cowan; Cowan Flowers, Wheatland
  • Adam Bunker; Papa Joe’s Produce, Sheridan
  • Bob Jordan; High Plains Growers Cooperative, Gillette
  • Ethan Page; CWC Incubator Farm; Small-scale sustainable farming, Riverton
  • JoAnne Englehaupt; Rusty Bucky, Owner, Rozet

Producer Feedback & Lessons Learned – 1:25pm-2:55pm

Speakers:

  • Jeremiah Vardiman; Powell County Extension Agent
  • Terri Craft; Lloyd Craft Farms, Worland
  • Scott Richards; Shoshone River Farms, Cody
  • JoAnne Englehaupt; Rusty Bucket, Owner, Rozet

Strong Native Communities: Native Food Ways – 3:10pm-4:10pm

Speakers:

  • Rhonda Bowers; Northern Arapaho
  • Pat Harris; Northern Arapaho
  • Clarisse Harris; Northern Paiute
  • Wind River Nation; Growing Gardens & Food Justice

Wyoming Soil Health Initiative – 4:20pm-5:00pm

Speaker: Jay Norton; University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture

DAY 2 – Saturday, December 11th 

Buyer/Grower: Regulations, Markets & Retails, Wholesale – 9:15am-10:45am

Speakers:

  • Jesse Miller; Bould Development, Casper
  • LeAnn Miller; Executive Director, Casper Community Greenhouse Project
  • Bob Jordan; High Plains Growers Cooperative, Gillette
  • JoAnne Englehaupt; Rusty Bucket, Owner, Rozet
  • Monty Gilbreath; Converse County School District

Listening Session & Issue Spotting: Identifying Challenges & Opportunities – 11:00am-12:30pm


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