scholarship opportunity to FARFA’s 11th annual farm and food leadership conference

Scholarship Application Deadline: Friday September 8th, 2017

Slow Food Austin is offering a scholarship to the 11th Annual Farm and Food Leadership Conference from September 24-26th, 2017, in McKinney, Texas. This unique conference focuses on the policies and regulations affecting our farms and our food as well as the latest developments in sustainable agriculture.  Whether you are a farmer, consumer, chef, local foods business owner, or nonprofit advocate, you will find useful information and tools to help support the growth of the local and sustainable food movement.

Highlights of the conference will be in depth pre-conference workshops, top speakers, on-farm dinner, networking with like-minded individuals, and a keynote speaker, Fred Kirschenmann.

For additional information about the conference, please visit the Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance website.  The scholarship will cover the ticket for the conference, the On-Farm Dinner, and a travel stipend of $250. For an opportunity to win this scholarship, please submit the application below. The deadline for submission is Friday, September 8th, 2017. The scholarship winner will be contacted directly by Slow Food Austin.

As advocates and members of Slow Food Austin, we strongly encourage, but do not require, our applicants to be members of Slow Food USA. While this is not a requirement to apply to the FARFA conference, it is an additional way to stay up to date with current events in the community. To learn more about joining Slow Food USA, please click here.

For any questions about this opportunity please contact Rita Herzog, Scholarships Coordinator (

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