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Food For Thought

  • The Commons Hotel- Main Ballroom 615 South Washington Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55415 United States (map)

No Farmers, No Food

Eric Sannerud- Founding Member of Central Minnesota Young Farmers Coalition

The trends don't lie. Farmers in America are getting grayer. Farmers in America are also disappearing. This loss isn't just a food system problem. It touches our rural communities, public health, stewardship of our one Earth, our economies, on top of a secure food supply. Since these aren't alternative facts, what are our options for addressing them? Eric will pull on his and other's experience as young farmers to paint a picture of how we can move towards a safer, healthier, more just and more vibrant agriculture in America.

Brief Bio
Eric R. Sannerud is a farmer, thinker, and entrepreneur. Eric is co-founder and CEO of Mighty Axe Hops, Minnesota’s largest hop farm. His first collection of poetry, Keep Your Eye Out, explores the reality and absolute sweetness of the farming life. Eric is a Minneapolis Saint Paul Business Journal 40 Under 40 and a Minnesota Business Magazine Top 35 young entrepreneurs. He is a founding member of the Central Minnesota Young Farmers Coalition, a Udall Scholar, and a Fellow of the Future.

Earlier Event: May 3
Plenary Session
Later Event: May 3
Breakout Session 1.1