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2012 Harvest Seminar: A Closer Look at Local and Regional Food Systems

October 30, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Presented by the WSU Mount Vernon Graduate Student Committee
Free and open to the public, light refreshments will be provided.


Dr. Michael Carolan is Chair of the Department of Sociology at Colorado State University. His areas of expertise include environmental and agriculture law and policy, and the sociology of technology and scientific knowledge. He recently published the following books: The Real Cost of Cheap Food (2011); The Sociology of Food and Agriculture (2012); Society and the Environment: Pragmatic Solutions to Ecological Issues (2013); and Reclaiming Food Security (2013).

Vanessa C. Cooper is an enrolled member of the Lummi tribe and has worked for the Northwest Indian College’s Cooperative Extension since 2006. She now coordinates the Lummi Traditional Food Project and teaches community education classes on the uses of traditional plants as food and for healthy living. Her work promotes healthy lifestyle changes by providing opportunities for the community to participate in activities that encourage making healthy choices. She is passionate about working side by side with her community in bringing the cultural teachings to life.

Sarah Mizejewski is a Management Analyst for Lane County (OR) Community and Economic Development division and the Executive Director at the Cottage Grove Community Development Corporation. Sarah focuses her time with Lane County on the development of the food and beverage industry in Lane County. While working in Cottage Grove, her focus is on local business retention and expansion as well as business recruitment. She was co-author of the Lane County Local Food Market Analysis, which won the 2011 American Institute of Certified Planners award for applied research.


October 30, 2012
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center
16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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(360) 848-6120