Keynote Speakers Event. Public Invited! Farms, Food & Health Conference

September 10, 2019 |

We are writing to invite you to a very special evening that is part of the upcoming Farms, Food & Health Conference. On September 27, 5–9:30 p.m., three of the conference keynote presenters will share the stage at Hagerty Center, each addressing one of the pillar topics of the program.

Take a look at our Q&A interviews (links below) with the evening’s three speakers to give you a sense of their messages.

Dr. Stephen Rivard will discuss the importance of organic farming and share an innovative way to rapidly expand land available for organic farming.

Dr. Drew Ramsey will discuss how our diets and the microbes in our bodies can affect our moods and happiness.

Dr. Oran Hesterman will explore our nation’s need for a system that better ensures all people have access to healthy, nutrient-rich food.

A Q&A session will follow the speakers and is sure to be lively, well-informed and fascinating.

The keynote evening event is open to the public and tickets are $25. Seating is limited, so we encourage you to order ahead of time online, but if tickets are still available night of, they will be sold at the door.

(Tickets at Click “Register: Expo&Keynote”)

Culinary Medicine Training Table Health for Groundwork Center on March 14, 2019

Above: Knife skills training class. (Photo by Gary Howe.)MORE FRIDAY EVENTS! (INCLUDING FREE EXPO!)

During the day on Friday, the public is also invited to a rich set  of Farms, Food & Health experiences, including a FREE EXPO at Hagerty Center, during which 25 vendors will share information and products, and a diverse set of 15-minute presentations will play out over the course of the day.

FREE EXPO! 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (No need to register.)
Tapas Taks
: Champions of healthcare, wellness and food
Food Demonstrations: Seasonal produce prepared by local chefs
Book Signings: By keynote speakers

Ticketed Tours 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Ticketed events, register online.)
Oryana Co-op Tour
Leelanau Peninsula Wine Tour
Great Lakes Culinary Institute Tour