Rural Life Conference Set for July 20
GREEN BAY, Wis. (July 2, 2013) -- The Diocese of Green Bay will host a Rural Life Conference on July 20 at St. Francis Xavier Conference Room on the diocesan campus, 1825 Riverside Dr., Green Bay |
The Rural Life Conference has been cancelled because there were not enough registrants.
Keynote speaker Frederick L. Kirschenmann will talk about "Preparing for our new rural life future: How the faith community can help." Kirschenmann is a longtime national and international leader in sustainable agriculture. He shares an appointment as Distinguished Fellow for the Leopold Center and as President of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, New York. He also continues to manage his family's 2,600-acre certified organic farm in south-central North Dakota. He is a professor in the Iowa State University Department of Religion and Philosophy and holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Chicago. He has held numerous appointments, including the USDA's National Organic Standards Board and the National Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production. He is the author of "Cultivating an Ecological Conscience: Essays from a Farmer Philosopher."
Speakers Will Address Many SubjectsAdditional speakers will discuss the following topics:
- The Farm Bill
- Immigration Reform
- Spirituality of the Farmer
- Unique Challenges of Rural Family Life
- Budgeting and Credit Needs
- Trends and Challenges for Agriculture
- Talking with Media
- Intercultural Competence
- Strategies for Eating Healthy When Time is Limited
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The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay works to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ by helping people in need and by providing academic, leadership and spiritual formation opportunities to parish and school leaders. Established in 1868, the Diocese is composed of 324,000 Catholics in 16 counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago.
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