A message from the James Beard Foundation:
Dear Chefs and Culinary Professionals,
We hope you can join us for another week of engaging conversation around regional food systems and food policy in the time of COVID-19. Learn more and register below.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020: Build Back Better—Sustainability and Viability of Local Agriculture
2:00 P.M. ET
Featuring Melanie Brown, Salmon State, Bristol Bay, Alaska; David Shields, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina; Germaine Jenkins, Future Farm Inc., North Charleston, South Carolina; and moderated by VP of Community Colleen Vincent, James Beard Foundation
In a sprawling, not-always-so-united United States, local practices and foodways are indispensable for not only sustainability but also resiliency, especially in the era of COVID-19. For this panel, we’ll shine a light on some ways to preserve important local community foodways, including some that are under imminent threat of disappearing forever.
Thursday, July 30, 2020: Your Voice Matters—Food Policy in COVID-19
2:00 P.M. ET
Featuring Eyang Garrison, Office of Representative Marcia Fudge; Eric Deebles, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition; Monica Gonzales, Share Our Strength; Katherine Miller, James Beard Foundation; and moderated by Patricia Griffin, NVG
So much vital policy has happened since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which can mean it’s difficult to keep track of what has passed and what is coming in the future. We’ll talk with chefs, Hill staffers, and non-profits to learn about their policy priorities as it relates to economic relief, food access, and agriculture.
For more information on our industry support series and recordings of past webinars, please click here.
VP of Community, James Beard Foundation