Rhodes Faculty and Students to Serve as Mid-South Farm To Table Conference Panelists

Rhodes faculty and staff will participate in the 2014 Farm to Table Conference to be held at Christian Brothers University on Feb. 4. The college also is a co-sponsor of the event designed to provide a forum for farmers, consumers, entrepreneurs and other interested groups to discuss ideas for developing the local food system of Memphis and the Mid-South.

Rhodes students Claire Coulter, Cierra Martin, Taylor Sieben and Catherine Miller have helped to organize the panel, “Planting the Seed: How to Become a Young Farmer in the Mid-South.” Martin, who is a Rhodes College Garden Fellow and Roots Memphis Farm Academy Student, will serve as a panelist along with Rhodes first-year student Brooks Lamb, who is founder of Founder of Project: Plant a Seed.

Dr. Kimberly Kasper, Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Environmental Archaeology at Rhodes, will participate on the panel, “The Role of Colleges and Universities in Building a Just, Local, and Sustainable Food System.”

The event is open to the public and registration is $25. Students should contact Sean MacInnes (smacinne@cbu.edu) for special rate.

For general information visit the event website.