The Western Maryland Food Council’s food systems conference titled “Our Food, Our Future: Cultivating Western Maryland’s Food Future 2020” scheduled for Friday, April 3, 2020 has been cancelled. A new conference will be scheduled for the spring of 2021. Time, date and details to be determined. Please visit www.wmdfoodcouncil.com or www.facebook.com/westernmarylandfoodcouncil/ for information.
We are monitoring the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation closely and will follow the recommendations of health officials as well as Allegany College of Maryland with regards to public gatherings.
If the conference must be postponed or canceled, we will update this page as well as the Conference page and our Facebook page. If the conference is canceled, anyone already registered will be refunded, and we'll contact sponsors to decide how to handle sponsorship donations. Thank you for your patience.
The 2020 conference will feature exhibitors with food system expertise, services and products.
Interested in exhibiting? Check out the vendor packet or contact Sherry Frick at 301-724-3320.
Sponsorships are available! If you want to see this event, and events like it continue in the future, please consider sponsoring!
Check out the sponsor packet or call 301-724-3320.
The Western Maryland Food Council announced that Dawn Plummer will be the keynote speaker at the Our Food, Our Future 2020 Conference April 3 at Allegany College of Maryland. Dawn is the Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council.
Dawn has extensive experience serving as director, co-founder and coordinator of local, national and international networks, researcher, coalition builder, community organizer, fundraiser, event and program developer, and has worked for 19 years alongside leaders most impacted by critical issues of food, food systems, as well as economic, social and racial inequality.
Since 2014, Dawn has worked with her team to strengthen the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council as a regional mechanism for food systems decision-making, priority setting and cross sector collaboration that aims to build a just, equitable and sustainable food system. She has served in various leadership roles working on issues of poverty, food, sustainable agriculture, health, human rights and community development.
Dawn has an MA from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
We are excited to have Dawn share at our conference in 2020!
For more information about the conference, visit the Conference Page on our website.
Registration is now open for the Food Future 2020 Conference!
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For more information about the conference, please visit our Conference page.