No Farms, No Food Rally on March 15th (Today!)
More than ever before, we need your help to tell the Governor and state leaders why they have to invest in New York's farms, food and agricultural land. On March 15th we will deliver this message with a No Farms No Food Rally and Lobby Day at the Capitol in Albany.
This is a critical opportunity to join New Yorkers from across our great state to rally at the Capitol and lobby our legislators. We will hear from state policy makers and farm, food and environmental leaders and meet directly with legislators to talk about the critical importance of state programs that invest in farms, food and farmland.
Who: Farmers, food advocates, environmentalists, local officials, community groups and concerned citizens.
What: Lobby day to demonstrate the critical need for state funding and legislation that:
Protects farmland for future generations
Helps farmers protect water and the environment
Increases consumer access to nutritious foods grown in New York
Strengthens the economic viability of farms
When: Monday, March 15th, 2010
10:00 to 3:00
Invited Speakers: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Meet with State Legislators: Beginning at 11:30am
Reconvene: 3:00 pm
Where: Gather in Meeting Room 1 of the Empire State Plaza Convention Center
Why: No Farms, No Food! New York's economy needs a strong agricultural industry. New Yorkers want nutritious foods grown close to home. Future generations need us to help farmers protect water and productive farmland.