Sun Jan 26

Sustainable Agriculture:Gaining Ground & Growing Tomorrow Forrest Pritchard

Sun, January 26
4PM / $25
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George M. Ewing Canandaigua Forum

Finger Lakes Community College Auditorium, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Forrest Pritchard

Forrest's book Gaining Ground, A Story of Farmer's Markets, Local Food and Saving the Family Farm was named a top read by Publishers Weekly, The Washington Post and NPR's The Splendid Table, and made the New York Times Bestseller list.

Sustainable Agriculture: Gaining Ground and Growing Tomorrow

Forrest Pritchard, organic farmer and author of Gaining Ground, A Story of Farmer's Markets, Local Food and Saving the Family Farm will discuss sustainable agriculture and family farms.

Forrest Pritchard is a seventh-generation farmer and New York Times bestselling author, holding degrees in English and Geology from the College of William & Mary. Upon returning from college in the mid 90s, he took over his grandparents' farm ?primarily growing GMO corn and soybeans? hoping to make the land profitable for the first time in decades. On harvest day, when five tractor-trailer loads of grain reaped a meager paycheck of $18.16, he realized his family's farm must radically change course. The following season, he devoted himself to farming organically and sustainably, raising free-range cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and chickens.

Twenty years later, his farm Smith Meadows is one of the oldest grass finished farms in the country and sells at leading farmers markets in Washington DC. Chronicling his farming adventures, Forrest's book Gaining Ground, A Story of Farmer's Markets, Local Food and Saving the Family Farm was named a top read by Publishers Weekly, The Washington Post and NPR's The Splendid Table, and made the New York Times Bestseller list.

Forrest's new book, Growing Tomorrow, goes behind the scenes with 18 extraordinary sustainable farmers from across the country, an inspiring farm-to-table journey in story, photos and recipes.

 

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