The Treasure Valley Food Coalition is pleased to announce an educational series: Why Save Farmland? They are launching this initiative with a series of questions:
- Why is the time right for preserving farmland in the Treasure Valley?
- What is (economic, cultural, environmental) value of farmland preservation in the Treasure Valley?
- Who is already working on farmland preservation initiatives in the Treasure Valley? How can we work together moving forward?
The aim is to bring multiple stakeholders together, including farmers, researchers, community organizations and elected officials to explore where we can find synergies in our values and goals. To launch this year-long conversation, the Coalition has invited a series of speakers who will share farmland preservation success stories from other regions across the United States. The first speaker, Mike McGrath will speak at Boise State University (October 10th) and the College of Idaho (October 11th) at 6 pm. McGrath successfully led farmland preservation efforts in Delaware and he will identify key ingredients necessary for successful farmland preservation initiatives at the regional level.