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Thursday, December 5 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
You're Already Newsworthy: How to Get Your Story Told

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You’re already working hard planning, growing, harvesting, packaging, transporting, selling; but you’ve got a story to tell that others (your customers, policymakers, etc). need to know. How do you maximize your time and effort to get your message to resonate with others? This session will convene local and national media that can help you craft, refine, and deliver your message to journalists, policymakers, and other key influencers.

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Lisa Elaine Held

Lisa Elaine Held is a food and agriculture journalist. She is currently Civil Eats’ senior policy reporter, and her stories on the food system, sustainable agriculture, and food policy have appeared in many publications, including Eater, NPR’s The Salt, Edible Manhattan, and... Read More →
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Katy Keiffer

Heritage Radio
Katy Keiffer has worked in and around the food industry for over thirty years. First as a cook, then a butcher, a cookbook publicist, and finally, a food writer, Katy has been present for the massive transformation of the food industry in America. Growing up in a rural New England... Read More →
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Jovan Sage

Herbalist, Doula, Wellness Coach & Grower, Sage's Larder
Jovan Sage’s days are steeped in transforming seeds into plants and plants into enriching teas, hearty medicine and delicious dishes. As the alchemist behind Sage’s Larder, she guides people to find their own healing and resiliency through food, tea and plants. Sage is also the... Read More →
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Tom Philpott

Mother Jones
Tom Philpott has been the food and agriculture correspondent at Mother Jones since 2011, and co-host of the magazine’s food politics podcast, Bite. His award-winning writing on food politics has appeared in numerous publications. He has worked as a line cook at a steakhouse, a community... Read More →
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Kate Cox

The New Food Economy
Kate Cox joined The New Food Economy after several years reporting on the American age boom for radio and text as a freelance health reporter. She has written extensively about end-of-life issues, elder incarceration, and the plight of living organ donors, and she reported and produced The... Read More →

Thursday December 5, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
East Haybarn