2022 Annual Farmers & Friends Meeting Wrap-Up

Posted on February 17, 2022 by Alicia Alferman

Saturday, February 5, we hosted our 16th Annual Farmers & Friends Meeting. We were disappointed to not gather in person this year, but we had a stellar line-up of speakers and found a way to work pie into the day- thanks to The Upper Crust and Melissa Poelling!

The keynote presentation by Sean Sherman was jarring, enlightening, and yet hopeful. Attendee John Freeberg of Fairfield, Iowa said, “Sean’s talk was one of the best I’ve heard. Great to host him!”

Sean Sherman, Oglala Lakota, born in Pine Ridge, SD, is an advocate, cookbook author and chef who has cooked across the country and world focusing on the revitalization and awareness of indigenous foods systems in a modern culinary context. Visit The Sioux Chef to learn more about the work to make indigenous foods more accessible to as many communities as possible that Sherman and his team continue to pursue.

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We were also proud to include local panelists, who hosted insightful breakout sessions. They included:

 THANK YOU to our event sponsors for making the meeting possible.