Thursday, February 7, 11 AM PT/2 PM ET
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Have a question about the price of healthy food that you’ve always wanted to ask an economist? Curious about ways to increase demand for farm products at a local level? Then this webinar is for you! It is a follow-up to Healthy Farms Healthy People’s August webinar, in which the panelists explored how the price of food affects the health of consumers and the economic viability of farmers. We are bringing back those same panelists to spend an hour answering your questions about the economics of healthy food.
We strongly encourage participants to watch the previous webinar on the price of healthy food before attending this webinar. The previous webinar will provide a quick grounding in the economics of healthy food and a few ways that organizations around the country are trying to make food affordable for consumers and economically viable for producers. Bring your questions about the previous webinar or healthy food pricing from the consumer or producer perspectives to the February 7 webinar. The entire discussion will be devoted to your questions!
Dr. Andrea Carlson is an economist with USDA’s Economic Research Service where her main areas of research include the economics of nutrition and organic foods. Last year, she released a report that examined whether healthy foods are more expensive than less healthy foods.
Dr. Chad Hellwinckel is a research assistant professor at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he focuses on agricultural land use policies, climate change mitigation, biofuels analysis and defining appropriate long-term agricultural policy in a post peak-oil world. He is also a member of the Knoxville Food Policy Council.
Dr. Jennifer Obadia has worked with farmers markets in Massachusetts in various capacities over the years. She conducted her dissertation research on the efficacy of markets from the farmer and consumer perspectives. She has also provided technical assistance to market managers while working at the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources. In 2011, she conducted an evaluation of the use of SNAP at Massachusetts farmers markets, including the impact of financial incentives for SNAP participants to purchase fruits and vegetables at farmers markets.
Alexa Delwiche is the Food Policy Coordinator for the Los Angeles Food Policy Council. In this capacity, she manages the large network of individuals working collaboratively to build a Good Food system for Southern California. Most recently, her work with the LAFPC has focused on developing and advancing the Good Food Purchasing Pledge and Guidelines for Food Service Institutions in partnership with a diverse group - including labor and environmental organizations, businesses, school food service, public health advocates, and many more.
Michael O’Gorman has been a pioneering organic farmer for over forty years. The last twenty years he has been the production manager for some of the nation’s largest organic vegetable companies. Michael is the founder of the Farmer Veteran Coalition, where he helps farmers plan and operate economically-viable businesses.
This Healthy Farms Healthy People web forum is organized by Coalition Steering Committee member, ChangeLab Solutions, and will be moderated by Christine Fry.