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  •  Food for Thought Speaker Series: Film Screening Fresh

    Join us for a screening of Fresh, a documentary that celebrates the farmers, thinkers, and business leaders across America who are re-inventing our food system. Discussion will follow the film.

    Thursday, January 13th
    Williman Room
    6 p.m.

    Refreshments will be provided. Feel free to bring dinner.

    Sponsored by the Food and Agribusiness Institute. Cosponsored by the Environmental Studies Institute, the Office of Sustainability, and the Bronco Urban Gardens Program.

  •  Food for Thought: Benefits of Buying Local

    On November 17 at 6 p.m., join us for The Benefits of Buying Local, part of the Food For Thought Speaker Series, in the California Mission Room.

    This event will feature Ariane Michas from Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) discussing CAFF's Buy Fresh, Buy Local campaign.

    Small plate tasting featured farms:
    Happy Boy Farms, Freedom
    Faurot Ranch, Watsonville
    Riverdog Farms, Guinda
    Frog Hollow, Brentwood
    Diestal Ranch, Sonoma
    County Line Harvest, Petaluma

    This is a FREE event, but does require pre-registration. There are only 40 seats available for this holiday edition of the year-long Follow Your Food event series.

    RSVP with the Food and Agribusiness Institute (554-4086) or University Dining Services (551-1830). You can also email your RSVP to fai@scu.edu or visit the event page at: http://www.scu.edu/business/fai/events/?rsvp=1&sched=31989

    Sponsored jointly by the Food and Agribusiness Institute and SCU's Dining Services by Bon Appétit.  Cosponsored by the Environmental Studies Institute, the Office of Sustainability, and the Bronco Urban Gardens Program

    The Food for Thought Speaker Series
    The Food for Thought Speaker Series is sponsored by the Food and Agribusiness Institute in the Leavey School of Business and features lectures focused on topics related to food, agribusiness, and social and environmental responsibility. The Food for Thought Speaker Series is part of the enrichment opportunities offered to undergraduate students interested in the Food, Hunger, Poverty, Environment Pathway and graduate MBA students interested in the Food and Agribusiness concentration.

  •  Healthy Food Resources Assessment in Santa Clara County

    Kennedy Commons        12pm-1:30pm

    Featuring Dr. Aimee Reedy, Vice President, Health Trust discussing recent research that identifies access barriers and gaps in "healthy food resources," including community gardens, CSAs, Farmer's Markets, and school garden for low-income residents in the county and provides recommendations to eliminate these inequities.

    Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Institute.

    Cosponsored by the Food and Agribusiness Institute.

  •  Harvest Dinner

    The Food and Agribusiness Institute's Annual Harvest Dinner

    Presentation of the Outstanding Achievement Award to
    Peggy McCain


    Saturday, November 6th
    6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
     

    6 p.m. Reception
    7 p.m. Dinner
    Adobe Lodge
    Santa Clara University
    RSVP by Wednesday, October 27th
    Ticket cost is $45 per person

    To Buy Tickets: http://harvestdinner2010.eventbrite.com

    Attendance is by invitation only.  To inquire about being added to the guest list, please contact Jessica Gagnon by email fai@scu.edu or by phone 408-554-5173.

    In addition to honoring Peggy McCain, this event will be an opportunity to celebrate the growth and achievements of the Food and Agribusiness Institute.  It has been an outstanding year for the Food and Agribusiness Institute.  The Harvest Dinner is your opportunity to hear about many of the highlights.
     

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