Schedule of Events

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014

7:00-10:00 p.m.
Movie - A Place at the Table (with discussion by Nicole Civita, U. Arkansas Visiting Assistant Law Professor, Mindy Meuli, Director of Wyoming’s Cent$ible Nutrition Program, and Amy Baker, UW Department of Social Work, Family Room)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014 - at the Wyoming Union

8:00
Registration - coffee & juice, exhibits, posters, Lobby & West Yellowstone Ballroom
8:45
Welcome & announcements: UW President McGinity & Planning Committee Co-Chairs, Family Room
9:00-10:00
Plenary Speech: Dr. Michael Jacobson, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Center for Science in the Public Interest, "Nutrition and the Politics of Food" by video conference; Moderator, Anne Alexander, Associate Dean of the UW Outreach School & Director of International Programs, Family Room.
10:00-10:15
Break - refreshments & exhibits, West Yellowstone Ballroom
10:15-11:10 - Concurrent Breakout Session I
TRACK 1:
Local Food: Panel Discussion on Food Waste and Food Recovery. Part I, Background and Model Projects. Nicole Civita, U. Ark. Law professor and Director of "Food Recovery Project," Arlan Preblud, Director, We Don't Waste, non-profit food redistribution group Denver, Colorado, and by video conference, Nancy Keller, Iowa State (panel continued in Concurrent Breakout Session II). Moderator: Virginia Vincenti, UW Professor of Family and Consumer Science, Family Room.
TRACK 2:
Legal and Ethical Food Policy Issues: Christine Porter, UW Professor of Kinesiology and Health, "Food for Dignity and Democracy", Senate Chambers.
TRACK 3:
Global /National Food Markets: Gregory Graff, Associate Professor of Agriculture and Resource Economics, Colorado State University, "Agricultural Innovations", Room 203.
11:15-12:10 - Concurrent Breakout Session II
TRACK 1:
Local Foods: Panel Discussion on Food Waste and Food Recovery. Part II, Discussion of Local Applications. Emily Madden, Laramie Soup Kitchen, Gayle Woodsum, Feeding Laramie Valley, Samantha Brant, UW Student, and Patrick "PC" Call, UW Executive Director, Residence Life, Dining Services and the Wyoming Union with input from prior panelists. Moderator: Virginia Vincenti, UW Professor of Family and Consumer Science, Family Room.
TRACK 2:
Legal and Ethical Food Policy Issues: Robert Sprague, UW Professor of Business Law, "Can Litigation Improve Nutrition?", Senate Chambers.
TRACK 3:
Global/National Food Markets: Nicole Ballenger, UW Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics, "What's in the Farm Bill and Why Should We Care?", Room 203.
12:15-1:30
Plenary Speech & Lunch: Nicole Civita, University of Arkansas Law Visiting Assistant Professor, "Food Justice," Central & East Yellowstone Ballroom
1:35-2:30 - Concurrent Breakout Session III
TRACK 1:
Local Food: Mary Harris, Professor of Food Science & Human Nutrition, Colorado State University, "Smart Choices for Healthy Aging", Family Room.
TRACK 2:
Legal and Ethical Food Policy Issues: Dee Pridgen, UW Distinguished Professor of Law, "Is POM Wonderful Really Wonderful - How the FTC, the FDA and Private Litigation Address Deceptive Food Advertising.", Family Room.
TRACK 3:
Global/National Food Markets: Virginia Till, Food Recovery Challenge Director, Environmental Protection Agency, Denver Office, , "Food First: EPA Tools and the Food Recovery Challenge", Room 203.
2:30-3:00
Break - refreshments, exhibits, & posters, West Yellowstone Ballroom (Authors will be with their posters.)
3:00-3:55
Plenary Speech: Audrey Rowe, Administrator of the Food and Nutrition Service, US Dept. Agriculture, Overview of USDA hunger/nutrition programs: "Reaching Out to the States." Introduction by Mindy Meuli, Director of Wyoming’s Cent$ible Nutrition Program, Family Room.
4:00-5:00
Plenary Panel Discussion: School Nutrition Issues, Audrey Rowe, Administrator for the Food & Nutrition Service, USDA, Jeremy West, Nutrition Service Director, Greeley, Colorado; Tamra Jackson, Nutrition Programs Supervisor, WY Dept. of Education; Brook Brockman, WY Dept of Ag., Farm to Plate initiative. Moderator: Martha Sullins, Colorado State University, Agricultural Business Management Extension, Family Room.
5:30-7:00
Local Food Buffet Wyoming Union, Light Supper of Chili (both with Wyoming Beef and Vegetarian), cornbread, salad and dessert, East Yellowstone Ballroom.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014

8:30
Coffee, juice, breakfast foods, exhibits, posters
9:00-10:00
Plenary Speech: Dr. Michael Hansen, Consumer's Union, Food Safety and GMO Food Issues, Family Room.
10:00-10:15
Break - refreshments & exhibits, West Yellowstone Ballroom
10:15-11:10 - Concurrent Breakout Session IV
TRACK 1:
Local Food: Dawn Thilmany McFadden, Colorado State University, Professor of Agribusiness, "Strengthening Local Markets through Partnerships and Engagement", Senate Chambers.
TRACK 2:
Legal and Ethical Food Policy Issues: Dr. Michael Hansen, specific food issue, Family Room.
TRACK 3:
Global/National Food Markets: Cole Ehmke, UW Extension Educator, Food Labels, Room 203.
11:15-12:10 - Concurrent Breakout Session V
TRACK 1:
Local Food: Celeste Havener, LOCO Market, Ron Pulley, local pork producer, and Jim Waggoner of Wags Beef, 'Local Food Production: Challenges & Opportunities,' Moderator, Cole Ehmke, UW Extension Educator, Family Room.
TRACK 2:
Legal and Ethical Food Policy Issues: Jason Robison, UW Assistant Professor of Law, "Western Water Law and Sustainable Food Production", Senate Chambers.
TRACK 3:
Global/National Food Markets: Stacey Baker, UW Professor of Marketing, "Sustainability of Food Distribution, Consumption & Dignity", Room 203.
12:15-1:30
Closing Plenary Speech & Lunch: Nicholas Nelson, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), "Global Food Issues", Central & East Yellowstone Ballroom.
2:00-4:00
Tour of Local Points of Interest , including Bright Agrotech, Laramie Soup Kitchen, and Feeding Laramie Valley, Bus will leave from the Wyoming Union, maps available for self-drive.