Events calendar

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
12:00 am ET

12th Annual Agroforestry Symposium

A Free Virtual Gathering with
Engaging Webinars
Research Posters
Exhibitors and Roundtable Sessions

Featuring Keynote Speakers:
Mariah Gladstone, Blackfeet & Cherokee Chef, IndigiKitchen
Dr. Monica White, Community Food Systems Scholar, UW Madison

In response to the ongoing challenges we collectively face at this time, including the coronavirus pandemic, climate change, and inequities in social, environmental, and economic realms, the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry seeks to share and support creative solutions. Sustainable food and agriculture systems exemplified by diversified agroforestry practices yield outcomes that can have a positive effect on each of these challenges. From healthy, accessible food that supports disease-resistant bodies, to innovative strategies for strong local economies, and community engagement for improved equity and awareness, the 2021 Agroforestry Symposium will highlight inspiring efforts and leaders who are paving a way to comprehensive community wellness.

Major themes to be addressed at the Symposium are relevant to farmers, value-added producers, health professionals, community organizers and engaged citizens. Themes include:

  1. Specialty crops for healthy people and a healthy environment
  2. Innovative community development and advocacy
  3. Access and equity for a socially just food system

This annual event is an opportunity for networking and education, to help build and grow connections between efforts taking place at the University of Missouri, partnering institutions, and organizations who are contributing to resilient food and agriculture solutions. In order to retain the collective energy of a live in-person event without compromising health and safety, the Symposium seminars will be held online with opportunities for discussion, questions, and dialogue. The event will take place Wednesday, January 27th through Friday, January 29th, from 9am to 12:30pm daily.

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2:00 pm ET

Cook grass-fed beef like a pro with Chef Juan Barajas

Join Slow Food USA and Niman Ranch for a four-part series of Slow Food Live sessions focused on Slow Meat. Tune in to learn the art of curing your own bacon, cooking tips for grass-fed beef, the Lakota people’s sacred Wasna and policies to build a better food system! 

Wednesday, January 27
​11am PST / 2pm EST

The popularity of grass-fed beef is not surprising considering the benefits to the environment and personal health. Join this interactive session with preparation and menu ideas specific to pasture raised beef. Learn from Chef Juan Barajas why he chooses grass-fed beef, what meat labels he looks for and his secrets for cooking grass-fed beef to maximize flavor and nutrition with a demonstration using Panorama Organic Grass-fed Beef.