Mark you calendars for Sunday, February 26th, when SEMAP will host its 16th Annual Agriculture & Food Conference! Farmers, foodies, and agricultural advocates alike are all welcome. Join us for a day of engaging virtual workshops on topics ranging all across the food and agricultural space.
Keynote Speaker: Neftalí Durán
We are excited to share that this year’s keynote speaker will be Neftalí Durán! Neftalí is a chef, advocate, organizer and educator with a focus on building an equitable food system and indigenizing foodways.
Neftalí came to the U.S. from Oaxaca, Mexico in 1997. For the past 13 years, he has owned and operated El Jardín Bakery at Nuestra Raíces in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and has over 25 years of experience in the food industry. He also works as an educator for the No Kid Hungry Cooking Matters campaign, a program that teaches practical cooking and shopping skills for low-income families and works to provide long-term solutions to hunger. In 2017, he co-founded I-Collective, an organization focused on promoting Indigenous peoples’ impacts on food systems, teaching Indigenous food practices, and uplifting Indigenous voices.
Tickets will be sold on a sliding scale and you should choose the level that makes sense for you; if cost is still a barrier, scholarships will be available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.