Speaking Engagements

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UUA General Assembly, June 2015
Portland, OR


Co-presented workshop session entitled “Class Conscious: Class and Classism in UU Life: A Curriculum Overview” With Suzanne Zilber

Link to study guide and outline and script of presentation.
Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Sciences), May 2011
Washington, DC


Presented “Barriers to Growing Nutritionally Appropriate Crops in the US” to the Committee on Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention for the session entitled “Farm and Food Policy: The Relationship to Obesity Prevention.”
Talk of Iowa, October 2010
Iowa Public Radio Broadcast


Guest on statewide Iowa Public Radio show “Talk of Iowa” to speak about organic agriculture.
HBO Documentary, August 2010
Grinnell, IA


Interviewed and filmed for HBO documentary Weight of the Nation concerning the Farm Bill and health implications.
National Center for Animal Health, March 2010
Ames, IA


Keynote speaker for Women’s History Month “Standing on our Mothers' Shoulders”
Community Food Security Annual Conference, October 2009
Des Moines, IA


Workshop Session Panel “Planning your Community’s Local Food System: The Experience of COMIDA (County of Marshall Investing in Diversified Agriculture)”
Thousand Friends of Iowa Annual Conference, July 2009
Iowa City, IA


Keynote speaker for annual conference “Living Well in Place: Recognizing and Supporting Healthy, Sustainable Local Food Systems in Iowa”
College of the Atlantic, May 2009
Bar Harbor, ME


Seminar: “Recognizing the Emergent Dimensions of Local Food Systems”
Local/Community Food Systems Radio Interviews/Programs, 2008-2009

WHO AM, WOW FM, Des Moines, KRNT AM, Marshalltown Iowa
Ames “Cool Cities” Forum, 2008
Ames, IA


“How to be Cool with Food: Reducing Energy Use by Making Wise Food Choices”
The Well Being of Rural Kansas: Healthy People, Healthy Environment and Healthy Economies, 2007
Manhattan, KS


"Supporting New Immigrants: The Case of Marshalltown Iowa”

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