Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Common Ground Country Fair Keynote Speaker Index

The Fair \ Keynote Speaker Index

Hanne Tierney

Owner and operator of Cornerstone Farm, a hog and organic vegetable farm in Palmyra, Maine

Farmers’ Markets & Strong Communities

Sunday, September 23, 2018

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Baldemar Velasquez

President and Founder, Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC)

Our Food System: The Tie to Immigration, Migrant Workers, Exploitation and Human Trafficking

Saturday, September 22, 2018

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Tristan Noyes

Executive Director of the Maine Grain Alliance and Co-Founder of Gromaine Organic Farm

Growing Together: Reaping the Rewards of a Passionate Interconnected Community

Friday, September 21, 2018

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Jonathan Rosenthal

Executive Director of the New Economy Coalition, and Co-Founder of Equal Exchange

From Local to System and Rural to Urban: Building a New Economy

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sherri Mitchell

Attorney, Teacher and Spiritual Activist, Land Peace Foundation

Standing on Indigenous Rights

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Jill Agnew

Farmer, Willow Pond Farm, Sabattus, Maine

"Community" Supported Agriculture: Looking Back, Looking Forward, A 40-Year Story

Friday, September 22, 2017

Michael Ableman

Farmer, author, and photographer and a recognized practitioner of sustainable agriculture and proponent of regional food systems

Street Farm – Growing Food, Jobs, and Hope on the Urban Frontier

Sunday, September 25, 2016

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Amanda Beal

Vice President of Programs & Policy/Incoming President & CEO, Maine Farmland Trust, and co-author of "A New England Food Vision: Healthy Food for All, Sustainable Farming and Fishing, Thriving Communities."

"A New England Food Vision – Considerations for building capacity to produce at least 50 percent of the region's food by 2060"

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Will Allen

Farmer, Founder and CEO of Growing Power, Inc.

"Growing Power and the Good Food Revolution"

Friday, September 23, 2016

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