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2017-10-04 / Education

Daemen to host agricultural practices conference

Food safety and advancing sustainability in farming will be explored at the 14th annual “World On Your Plate” conference being hosted on Friday, Oct. 6, and Saturday, Oct. 7, at Daemen College.

The conference, “Restore the Earth,” will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 6 and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7 in the college’s Wick Campus Center, 4380 Main St. in Amherst.

According to Daemen officials, on Oct. 6, the conference will feature a showing of the documentary “Cesar Chavez,” a labor organizer and co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association.

The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with Arturo S. Rodriguez, president of United Farm Workers of America who is continuing to build the union founded by his father-in-law.

The Oct. 7 afternoon keynote speaker will be Linda Black Elk of the Catawba Indian Nation, an ethnobotanist and restoration ecologist. She specializes in culturally important plants for food and medicinal purposes, and has authored a field guide on edible wild plants of the Dakota people. For advance tickets and more information, visit worldonyourplate.org or contact Eveline Hartz at 741-8815.

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