Conference on Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School

This conference will serve as a launch platform for the law school′s new Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, bringing national experts and leaders in the field together to address the major legal and policy issues related to agriculture and food systems. The conference will feature speakers with diverse backgrounds, specialties, professions and points of view on issues concerning food and public health, sustainable animal agriculture, public regulation of genetically modified organisms, agriculture and water quality, localizing food, and the future of agriculture production nationally and here in Vermont.

Operating under the leadership of America′s top-ranked environmental law program and nationally recognized faculty with deep expertise in our country′s agriculture and food systems, the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School will train the next generation of legal advocates in the field, adding desperately needed resources to the communities and organizations working to address the special complexities posed by local, sustainable, community-based agriculture. Vermont Law School is uniquely poised to take on this challenge. Our state′s tradition-rich small- and mid-scale farms are among national leaders in the effort to implement a sustainable system.

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