(WBNG Binghamton) Growing Health 2012, Cultivating Common Ground: Farms, Food & Health will be held on October 16 and 17, 2012 at the Riverwalk Hotel in downtown Binghamton.
According to a news release:
Be a part of this rich educational and networking experience that is working across sectors to build a healthier New York literally from the ground up.
Register online at growinghealth.rhnscny.org or call 888-603-5973. Space is limited. Register before September 30 and take advantage of package discounts.
October 16: New York State Healthy Farms, Healthy People Meeting: Participants will register by NYS region and focus on four critical issues which impact the effectiveness of accessing NYS food products to maximize nutrition and health. Topics include: NYS Agriculture Capacity and Infrastructure; Individual and Consumer Access to NYS Food Products; Business and Institutional Access to NYS Food Products; and NYS Food Coalitions, Networks, and Collaborations.
Evening Celebration of Local Foods: Join us from 6:00-8:30pm for local food-tasting. Guests will enjoy a bounty of delicious food samples prepared by some of the area’s finest chefs, fruit from NYS orchards, and beverages from NYS wineries and breweries.
October 17: Growing Health Conference: Our morning kicks off with walking tours of the Binghamton Urban Farm or Binghamton Greenway. Six tracks of two sessions each will be offered throughout the day. A sampling of our topics: “Local Foods on The Menu” with presenters Heather Birdsall, and Will Owen; “Milk and Dairy Products in a Healthy Diet: Myth & Reality” with presenter Dr. Adam Lock; “Why does the FDA Tell Me One Thing About Overuse of Antibiotics as a Farmer and Another as a Physician?” with presenters Dr. Ken Jaffe and Dr. Helene Marquis; “Measuring Farmers Markets: Where Community Development Meets Public Health” with presenter Richard McCarthy; “Value Added Agricultural Economic Development” with presenter Patrick Hooker.