2nd Annual International Raw Milk Symposium – Claiming Consumer Rights
Monona Terrace, Madison, Wisconsin
Saturday, April 10, 2010
“Are we ready to defend with inner dignity and courage those who nourish soils and souls?” – Michael Schmidt
– Attend the Sneak Preview of the Farmageddon Film after the symposium.
– Symposium Early Bird Registration Discount ends March 23, 2010.
– Hotel Lodging Discount expires March 23, 2010.
– USA Raw Milk Nation Forming ~ Already attendees from 22 states registered! Let’s make it 50!
Symposium – 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
FundRAISER Reception, Dinner & Lecture – 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Farmageddon Film Sneak Preview – 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Plan to spend the entire day – learning and interacting at the symposium, breaking bread with friends at lunch, relaxing and mingling at the reception, dining like kings and queens at the FundRAISER dinner, sharing Mark McAfee’s journey to speak freely about raw milk health benefits, and finally, celebrating the upcoming release of a film that chronicles our concerns and dreams for all.
Will it be Farmageddon….or will it be Freedom?
This symposium couldn’t happen at a better time.
“Are we ready to defend with inner dignity and courage those who nourish soils and souls? We all will stand up and unite with those who keep nourishing us. We all become farmers ready to guard our land. ” – Michael Schmidt
With farmers struggling to save their farms, consumers questioning what they can do to help, debates swirling in the media, Wisconsin’s legislators considering a new raw milk bill and disturbing news about raw milk shut-down in Chilliwack, BC, Canada – we need to gather together to gather strength for the long road ahead.
The symposium is simply the medium; the magic will come from those who attend. Will you be there? Read more about the symposium www.RawMilkSymposium.org
ACTING TODAY – SAVES MONEY
Save $64 Lunches are free if you register for two people for the symposium, lunch and FundRAISER
Save $10 Register for the symposium by Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 11:59 pm
Save $15/$20 Attend the FundRAISER and get free admission to Farmageddon!
Save $5/$10 Buy advance tickets for Farmageddon. Same day tickets will be $20.
Farmageddon is truly is the documentary film that we’ve all been waiting for. It’s about raw milk, farm families in peril, harmful food safety legislation and consumer food rights. Farmageddon was the brain/heart child of producer/director, Kristin Canty, and takes up where Food Inc. leaves off.
Kristin’s son, Charlie, had asthma, unsuccessfully treated by conventional medicine. Her search for a solution led her to discover raw milk. She saw dramatic changes in Charlie’s health after drinking raw milk, and noticed remarkable changes in her entire family. Her search for even more fresh farm foods was interrupted when she discovered small farmers were in peril. Subjected to heavy regulation, lengthy and expensive legal actions and out-right persecution, the farms providing foods that Kristin’s family relied upon for health, were in danger of becoming extinct.
Even as the USDA was extolling “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food”, she saw the pressure on these farms had not abated, unbelievably, it had escalated. In the light of even more spirit-sapping regulations in the upcoming food safety bills before Congress, she saw the end of small farming as we know it, was nigh.
Farmageddon is the name of the film, and the future of farming if we don’t change course.
Kristin did what many mothers in her situation would do. She found a solution. In making this documentary, and telling these stories, she intends to free the farmers and by doing so, free America’s families in search of their own health and life-giving solutions.
The documentary includes interviews with symposium presenters Sally Fallon Morell, Mark McAfee, Pete Kennedy and Tim Wightman and highlights the plight of farm families including the Stowers of Ohio, the Smiths of New York, the Faillaces of Vermont and many others.
The FundRAISER will provide the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund with much needed resources to continue helping Wisconsin raw milk farmers and consumers.
It will also be an evening you will long remember! The evening starts with a local wine and artisan beer reception, where you’ll mingle with the symposium speakers and graze on raw milk cheeses. Next you’ll be served a delicious four-course meal featuring local, organic and grass-based fare. Can you smell the savory Grass-fed Beef Bourguignon or taste the subtle sweetness of the Honey Marscapone Cheesecake with Honey Roasted Apples yet?
After you dine like a king or queen, Mark McAffee will present the not-to-miss keynote “Raw Milk as Medicine…. Proudly Violating FDA Drug Laws”. But, that’s not all! You’ll end the evening, with a ticket to attend the very first Farmageddon Sneak Preview! FundRAISER is $150/person.
FINANCIAL COMMITMENT & CHOICES
$50 Symposium (before March 23, 2010)
$32 Organic and Local Fare Lunch
$150 FundRAISER Reception, Dinner, Lecture & Movie
$400 Bundle Price for Two (before March 23) – Includes 2 Registrations, 2 Lunches & 2 FundRAISERS
$15 Adults/$10 Students/Seniors – Advance Sales Farmageddon Film Tickets
Early Bird Registration and Lodging Discounts ends Tuesday, March 23, 2010. Register now to save. www.RawMilkSymposium.org or register by phone by calling 703-208-3276
Want to donate cheese or butter? Want to exhibit or become a sponsor? Want more information?
Please contact, Symposium Coordinator, Cathy Raymond firstname.lastname@example.org