FOOD DIALOGUES® Balancing Food Production and Clean Water: TOLEDO

YOU’RE INVITED THE FOOD DIALOGUES®: TOLEDO  Balancing Food Production and Clean Water

Thursday, May 28, 2015 | 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

The 2014 Toledo water crisis drew worldwide attention to a crucial question: How do we balance our need for clean water with our need for abundant food?

The toxic algal bloom that caused 500,000 people to be without tap water made the relationship between food and water a high priority for citizens, government, farmers, environmentalists and businesses.

Please join us for a discussion, moderated by Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist Gail Hogan, that will feature diverse panelists discussing the environmental, agricultural, social and economic aspects of this critical topic.

You’re invited to view this event online live via Livestream.


10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. ET Panel 1: Lessons from Toledo Water Crisis

11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. ET Panel 2: Balancing the Food and Water Equation

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For questions, call 614-246-8241.

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The Food Dialogues® invites ranchers, industry experts, scientists, media and consumers for dynamic panel discussions on some of today’s most pressing topics related to food and food production. Since its launch in 2011, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance has hosted 26 panels across the country.

About U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®): USFRA is a group of more than 80 farmer- and rancher-led organizations and agricultural partners leading a movement to answer questions about how food is grown and raised. USFRA provides resources and tools to navigate today’s food issues landscape with a broader goal of building trust in American agriculture.

 About Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is a private membership organization of more than 200,000 members that was founded in 1919 with a mission of helping farmers. Farm Bureau works on behalf of members at our nation’s capital, Ohio’s Statehouse, with regulatory agencies, and locally in every Ohio county. Our members are farmers, gardeners, food enthusiasts, teachers, nature fans and anyone who wants to make their communities better by protecting, preserving and promoting agriculture? The Food Dialogues signature events are designed to bring together farmers,



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