March 22: 'Farm to Table'

Agricultural issues forum to consider issues, challenges in food marketing

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12:09 p.m., March 19, 2012--An agricultural issues forum titled “Farm to Table: Issues and Challenges in Food Marketing” will be held from 7-8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 22, in Multipurpose Rooms A/B of the Trabant University Center.

The forum is being hosted by Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR) fraternity, the Delaware Department of Agriculture and the University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), and is the fraternity's second agricultural issues forum. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

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“We chose this topic for our second forum because we saw a need to discuss the growing need for food on this planet, and the challenges associated with marketing it effectively in order to successfully meet demand and quality nutrition,” says Craig Parker, president of Alpha Gamma Rho.

UD students, faculty and other community members are invited to attend.

Panelists for the program include: 

  • Curt Fifer, Fifer Orchards, Wyoming, Del.;
  • Haile Johnston, co-founder and director, Philadelphia Common Market;
  • Ed Kee, cabinet secretary, Delaware Department of Agriculture, Dover, and a CANR alumnus and former UD employee; and
  • Bryan Silbermann, president and CEO, Produce Marketing Association, Newark, Del.

For more information, email AGR brother Shaw Civitarese at shaw@udel.edu

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