Vermont

The forum in Burlington focused on preserving local farming and cultivating community food development in Vermont and included discussions on the latest in nutrition, food and farming.

    Videos

    Will Raap sees food as a driver in the new economy

    Will Raap sees food as a driver in the new economy

    Will Raap discusses how locally grown food can boost the economy.
    Marie Audet on being a dairy farmer

    Marie Audet on being a dairy farmer

    Audet talks about her family farm - the largest employer in her town.
    Marie Audet on socially integrating farms

    Marie Audet on socially integrating farms

    Audet says, “Being a good neighbor is part of what makes us so successful in Vermont.”
    Chuck Ross on two ways Vermont is helping local farmers

    Chuck Ross on two ways Vermont is helping local farmers

    Chuck Ross talks about how hospitals and food hubs are sourcing food from local farms.
    Will Raap on uplifting the demand for local food

    Will Raap on uplifting the demand for local food

    Raap discusses the need to create demand for locally grown produce.
    Marie Audet on the next generation of farmers

    Marie Audet on the next generation of farmers

    Audet says her children have come back to the farm because of “a sense of what we do is important.”
    Rob Michalak on importance of collaboration

    Rob Michalak on importance of collaboration

    Michalak says that to find solutions, we need multiple stakeholders working in collaboration.
    Katherine Sims on healthy food in schools

    Katherine Sims on healthy food in schools

    Sims discussed the opportunity to address food insecurity in schools.
    Katherine Sims on leadership of state on buying local

    Katherine Sims on leadership of state on buying local

    Sims discusses how the regional prison buys from local farms.
    Rob Michalak on benefits of supporting local agriculture

    Rob Michalak on benefits of supporting local agriculture

    Michalak said that supporting local farms was a building block toward creating a peaceful, sustainable world.
    Panel discussion on building a resilient and secure food system

    Panel discussion on building a resilient and secure food system

    Vermont Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross, Will Raap, and Marie Audet discuss food security.
    Panel: Preserving local farming and increasing sustainability

    Panel: Preserving local farming and increasing sustainability

    Rob Michalak, Ellen Kahler, and Katherine Sims discussed sustainable, local farming.

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    Future of Food Forum

    Washington Post Live hosted a forum on food security in Burlington, Vermont.

    Speakers

    Chuck Ross

    Chuck Ross

    Secretary, Vermont Department of Agriculture

    Katherine Sims

    Katherine Sims

    Founder and Executive Director, Green Mountain Farm-to-School

    Ellen Kahler

    Ellen Kahler

    Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

    Will Raap

    Will Raap

    Founder and Chairman, Gardener’s Supply

    Bob Michalak

    Bob Michalak

    Global Director of Social Mission, Ben & Jerry’s

    Mary Jordan

    Mary Jordan

    Editor, Washington Post Live

    Arizona

    (Phil Gudenschwager / for The Washington Post)

    The breakfast forum in Arizona highlighted local programs and partnerships working to improve access to healthy food.  

      Videos

      Robert Ojeda on urban farms

      Robert Ojeda on urban farms

      Ojeda, Vice President of the Community Foodbank of Southern Arizona, describes an urban farm in Tucson, Arizona.
      Mary Szafranski on summer feeding programs

      Mary Szafranski on summer feeding programs

      Szafranski,Deputy Associate Superintendent of Health and Nutrition Services at the Arizona Department of Education, says, “Hunger isn’t always enough motivation to get kids out of their home.”
      David Schwake on summer feeding hours

      David Schwake on summer feeding hours

      Schwake, Director of Child Nutrition at the Litchfield Elementary School District, says, “Show me how to find kids that are only hungry Monday through Thursday.”
      David Schwake on summer feeding programs

      David Schwake on summer feeding programs

      Schwake, Director of Child Nutrition at Litchfield Elementary School District, describes an initiative to get summer meals to kids.
      Mary Jordan on food security

      Mary Jordan on food security

      Jordan, Editor of Washington Post Live, says food security is not just a problem for Africa.
      Allen Ng on proper nutrition

      Allen Ng on proper nutrition

      Ng, Regional Administrator of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, says proper nutrition is just as important as food security. 
      Will Humble on federal funding for state agencies

      Will Humble on federal funding for state agencies

      Humble, Director of the Arizona Department of Health, says, “We’re 100 percent dependent on federal resources.”
      Mary Szafranksi on community gardens

      Mary Szafranksi on community gardens

      Szafranski, Deputy Associate Superintendent of Health and Nutrition Services at the Arizona Department of Education, says community gardens teach kids to love healthy food.
      Opening Remarks

      Opening Remarks

      Introductory remarks at the forum in Litchfield, Arizona.
      Panel discussion on food security in Arizona

      Panel discussion on food security in Arizona

      Will Humble, Director of Arizona Department of Health, and Allen Ng, Western Regional Administrator USDA Food and Nutrition Service, discussed food security in the state.
      A closer look at community food programs

      A closer look at community food programs

      Robert Ojeda, David Scwhake, Cindy Gentry and Mary Szafranski discussed summer feeding programs and food security.

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      Future of Food Forum, Arizona

      Washington Post Live hosted a forum about food security in Litchfield, Arizona.

      Speakers

      Will Humble

      Will Humble

      Director, Arizona Department of Health

      David Schwake

      David Schwake

      Director of Child Nutrition, Litchfield Elementary School District

      Mary Szafranski

      Mary Szafranski

      Deputy Associate Superintendent, Health and Nutrition Services, Arizona Department of Education

      Mary Jordan

      Mary Jordan

      Editor, Washington Post Live

      Allen Ng

      Allen Ng

      Administrator, Western Regional Office, USDA Food & Nutrition Service

      Cindy Gentry

      Cindy Gentry

      Local Food System Specialist and State Lead, Farm to School

      Robert Ojeda

      Robert Ojeda

      Vice President, Community Food Resource Center, Community Foodbank of Southern Arizona

      COLORADO

      (Jim Turley)

      Future of Food: Colorado

      This breakfast forum in Denver brought together local political, agricultural, and educational leaders to discuss what steps can be taken to make fresh produce and healthy food more accessible to people living in food deserts.

        Videos

        Robert Hammond and the moral imperative for healthy food

        Robert Hammond and the moral imperative for healthy food

        Robert Hammond talks about how kids need fresh, healthy, and locally grown food.
        Kelly Bough and learning from our children

        Kelly Bough and learning from our children

        Kelly Bough talks about creating a power in children to change the adults.
        Anthony Frank talks about the need for R&D

        Anthony Frank talks about the need for R&D

        Anthony Frank says that research and development has dropped 67-percent since the 1960's and the coming years will be a critical period.
        Mary Jordan on the need for healthy food

        Mary Jordan on the need for healthy food

        Mary Jordan noted that, by 2050, farmers will need to produce 70-percent more food in the same land they use now.
        Robert Hammond talks about schools helping each other

        Robert Hammond talks about schools helping each other

        Robert Hammond talks about how schools can band together to help each other create an environment for healthy food for all of the school children.
        Helayne Jones and community health

        Helayne Jones and community health

        Helayne Jones talks about when students see adults be healthy it reinforces good behavior.
        Kelly Brough and agriculture business in Colorado

        Kelly Brough and agriculture business in Colorado

        Kelly Brough talks about how agriculture means more than just food.
        Dayle Hayes and recess before lunch

        Dayle Hayes and recess before lunch

        Dayle Hayes talks about the benefits of recess before lunch in schools.
        Anne Warhover on when food choices start

        Anne Warhover on when food choices start

        Anne Warhover talks about how our food preferences start before birth.
        Dayle Hayes and the focus on under nurishment

        Dayle Hayes and the focus on under nurishment

        Dayle Hayes says we are very focused on weight, but we also need to focus on nourishment.
        Chris Kraft talks about technology on the farm

        Chris Kraft talks about technology on the farm

        Chris Kraft explains how computers help increase dairy farm productivity.

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        Denver Food Security Forum

        Washington Post Live convened a forum of experts in Denver, Colorado to discuss the future of food.

        Speakers

        Kelly Brough

        Kelly Brough

        President & CEO, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

        Robert Hammond

        Robert Hammond

        Colorado Commissioner of Education

        Dr. Helayne Jones

        Dr. Helayne Jones

        President & CEO, Colorado Legacy Foundation

        Dayle Hayes MS, RD

        Dayle Hayes MS, RD

        President, Nutrition for the Future Inc.

        Dr. Anthony Frank

        Dr. Anthony Frank

        President, Colorado State University

        Anne Warhover

        Anne Warhover

        President & CEO, Colorado Health Foundation

        Chris Kraft

        Chris Kraft

        Owner of Badger Creek Farm and Quail Ridge Dairy

        Mary Jordan

        Mary Jordan

        Editor, Washington Post Live