National Conference on Faith, Food & the Environment

SAVE THE DATE: March 21-23, 2018

Organizers of the Faith, Food & the Environment project are inviting farmers, academic researchers, sustainable ag advocates, agribusiness professionals and others to participate in a three-day conference on the critical issues facing our nation’s agriculture and food production practices. How do we perceive agriculture as a moral act? How can consumers shape the food system according to ethical principles related to the land, animals, family farms and farmworkers?

The conference will take place March 21-23, 2018, on the campus of the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.

This will be an important step forward since the inaugural Symposium in November 2014 and publication of The Vocation of the Agricultural Leader (2016). The upcoming conference will continue to examine the role of farmers, ranchers and food producers from an ethical perspective. The conference program, including presenters and issue sessions, is coming soon.

In the meantime, a review of this dedicated website will give interested viewers both a comprehensive overview and “deep dive” into the ethics of our modern industrial food system – and what that means to farmers, consumers, the environment and our future health and security. Click on the tag headings in the menu bar running across the top.

The upcoming March 21-23 conference is open to the public, but space is limited. Reserve a spot by visiting this sign-up page and filling out a simple form (your name & contact information).

The main conference organizer is Catholic Rural Life. If you have questions about the conference or would like to learn more about attending, please email Annie Brickweg