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Policy Pub Explores the Future of Food

March 18, 2019

The University of Idaho's James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research is pleased to present Policy Pub: The Future of Food, 5-6 p.m. Mountain time Thursday, April 11, at the Sawtooth Brewery Public House and Tap Room, 631 Warm Springs Road, Ketchum.

Discussion panelists are Fred Brossy, farmer and owner, Ernie's Organics; Mark Davidson, director of conservation initiatives, The Nature Conservancy; Lauren Golden, associate professor and Blaine County Extension educator, University of Idaho Extension and Amy Mattias, co-director, Local Food Alliance, Sun Valley Institute and board member, Blaine County Food Council. McClure Center Director Katherine Himes will moderate the discussion.

The upcoming Policy Pub will showcase perspectives on food and agriculture in the Wood River Valley. Panelists will talk about sustainable food systems, the future of food production and consumption, water and challenges specific to this part of Idaho. Their remarks will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience.

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