Friday, April 1, 2016

Exploring the past and future of agricultural economies in Kentucky

Good Foods Co-Op in Lexington sells food from local producers.
UK Libraries will sponsor "Thresh and Sow: The Past, Present, and Future of Agro-Food Economies in Kentucky," a panel discussion at West Sixth Brewing (501 W. Sixth Street, Lexington) on Monday, April 11, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Lilian Brislen, director of The Food Connection at the UK College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment will moderate the panel. The conversation will center around Kentucky's transition from a tobacco-centered agricultural economy to a focus on other crops and value-added food products.

The panel will include five prominent figures in the local food economy: Henry County farmer and cattle rancher David Neville; co-owner of Sweet Grass farm and Sweetgrass Granola Carolyn Gahnn; director of New Roots Louisville and the Fresh Stop project Karyn Moskowitz; Western Kentucky University folklorist and University Press of Kentucky author Ann Ferrell; and Bill Bickford, general manager of Good Foods Co-op. 

Good Foods Co-op will provide light refreshments for attendees and West Sixth’s usual drink offerings will be available for purchase. 

Join UK Libraries for this informal and engaging event, which is free and open to the public.

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