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Educating People of Faith: Personal Choices, Agricultural Sustainability and the 21st Century Challenge of World Hunger

 A conference sponsored by the Committee on Stewardship of Creation of the Episcopal Church Diocese of Virginia and the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia,
Saturday, September 29, 2012: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Program Schedule:

10:00 am           Introduction: W. Craig Dubishar, Chair

   Opening Prayer: The Rev. Gary Jones, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

   Opening Remarks: Tal Day, Vice Chair

10:15 am           Global Food Demand and U.S. Agriculture

Paul Faeth, Senior Fellow, CNA Corp.

11:05 am           Preserving Virginia Farmland

Charles “Chip” Jones, Northern Neck Land Conservancy, and Union First
Market Bank

11:40 am           Meeting the Rising Global Demand for Animal Protein: The Need for
                         Sustainable Alternatives to Pastoral Livestock Production

Dennis Treacy, Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer,
Smithfield Foods

12:30 pm          Luncheon: Creation Stewardship and Diet    

  Invocation: The Rev. Margaret “Sam” Faeth

  Making Healthy Food Available in the Inner City: The Role of Shalom Farms:
  Dominic Barrett, Executive Director, Shalom Farms

Luncheon ingredients sourced from vendors in the St. Stephen’s farmers’ market.

1:40 pm            Responses to Written Questions

Paul Faeth, Dennis Treacy, Chip Jones

2:00 pm-           The Challenge of World Hunger: Opportunities and Strategies
                         for Sustainable 21st Century Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

Elizabeth Ransom, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Richmond


2:45–3:00 pm   Closing Meditation and Prayer: The Rev. Pat Watkins