The farm to table movement will be hosting their first international symposium from the 2through the 4 of August at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. In partnership with the Southern Food and Beverage Museum (soFAB) the convention has announced one of the two keynote speakers, Dr. Mike Strain, Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry, and [fill in] to speak on behalf of the symposium, the other speaker has not been announced yet.
Dr. Strain was previously president of the Southern United States Trade Association, and the Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture, and he is currently the Treasurer of the Interstate Pest Control Compact and holds a commission from the USDA. Other speakers at the symposium include pastry chef William Yosses, food historian, William Rubel, and Texas Agricultural Commissoner, Jim Hightower.
The Farm to Table international symposium is designed to educate anyone in the culinary and agricultural fields, from professionals to enthusiasts, and will cover everything from aquaculture and food to law policy, addressing all factors that contribute to the important and budding Farm to Table movement.