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Location: Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI
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Date: January 26-27, 2018
Location: UW-Madison campus
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Date: January 30-February 1, 2018
Location: Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI
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Sustainable Agriculture, Fair Trade and Cooperatives

Date: Friday, October 10, 7:00pm

Location: Goodman Community Center, Bolz Room A

Posted October 2014

FEATURED SPEAKER:
Peter Hurst
United Nations International Labor Organizer

PANELISTS:
Courtney Berner, Willy Street Co-op
Sarah Lloyd, Wisconsin Farmers’ Union

Peter Hurst and the panelists will discuss fair trade as an integral part of sustainable agriculture, and how cooperatives empower farmers to set fair prices for their goods. Hurst has 23 years of international experience with labor-related agricultural issues including agricultural workers’ rights; sustainable agriculture and food security; child labor; and environmental health and safety.

Sponsored by the UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS), the A.E. Havens Center for the Study of Social Justice, the UW-Madison Center for Cooperatives, the Willy Street Co-op, Wisconsin Farmers’ Union and Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative

In addition to this lecture, Peter Hurst will give presentations on campus October 7, 8 and 9.

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