Sustainability Roundtable: Jann Knappage, Community Farm Alliance

When Nov 16, 2021
from 04:00 PM to 04:50 PM
Where online
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Contact Phone (502) 529-1602
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Join the UofL Sustainability Council as we continue our Fall Sustainability Roundtable series on alternate Tuesdays from 4:00-4:50pm.

Our speaker on November 16th will be Jann Knappage, Board Chair of the Community Farm Alliance. CFA works to organize and encourage cooperation among rural and urban citizens through leadership development and grassroots democratic processes to ensure an essential, prosperous place for family-scale agriculture in our economies and communities. CFA envisions a food and fiber system that provides nutritious food for Kentuckians in a manner that is socially, economically, and ecologically sustainable. We envision a system vital to the state’s economy.

Jann hails from Wolfe County and has dedicated the last decade of her life to food and farming. Jann says, "not many things bring me greater joy than talking about food systems. Since moving to Kentucky in 2014, I have had the privilege to work with several organizations in their efforts to create food access for limited resource Kentuckians. Not just any food, but fresh, local food. Supporting the health of individuals and families, while supporting our Kentucky farmers, is foundational for healthy, thriving communities. In my current position with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, I focus on working with the SNAP and SNAP-eligible audience on local food system projects. I also co-own a small farm outside Winchester, KY. We just completed our first farmers market season this year. We chose this lifestyle because we desire to walk gently on this earth and have a strong need to work in tandem with Mother Nature. All this being said, food and farming are my life’s work."

We'll gather online: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting or dial-in at 502-792-9582 (Conference ID: 930 044 957#). No pre-registration is required. The format is a 30-40 minute presentation from a variety of speakers throughout the year, followed by 20-30 minutes of open discussion. Anyone with an interest in sustainability can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public. If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact Tamara Sluss.

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting or dial-in at 502-792-9582 (Conference ID: 930 044 957#)

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