Three Day Symposium

All Events are FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Tuesday, April 9th – Panel Discussion UMC – Ellis Auditorium 2.00 – 3.30 pm

-Keynote Speaker Dr. John Ikerd – Professor Emertitus UMC, Agricultural Economics, Author, Lecturer (Iowa)

-Gene Baur, Co-Founder & President Farm Sanctuary (New York)

-Wes Shoemyer, Former Missouri State Representative, Former Missouri State Senator, Environmental Leader (Missouri)

-Mike Callicrate, Rancher, Rural Farm Advocate (Colorado)

-Introduction: Prof. Clarence Lo, University of Missouri, Chair, Peace Studies Program (Missouri)

Wednesday, April 10th – RAGTAG Cinema 5.30 – 7.30 pm

-Dr. John Ikerd – Professor Emeritus UMC, Agricultural Economist, Author, Lecturer (Iowa)

-Melinda Hemmelgarn, M.S., R.D., Food Sleuth Radio Host,Investigative Reporter, Lecturer (Missouri)

-Mike Callicrate, Large Scale Rancher & Rural Farm Advocate (Colorado)

-Gene Baur, Co-Founder and President Farm Sanctuary (New York)

-Moderator: Wes Shoemyer, Former Missouri State Senator, Environmental Leader (Missouri)

Music provided by Violet Vonder Haar & Chris Edwards

(the Wednesday panel at Ragtag Cinema will be followed by an informal get together with refreshments at CAFE’ BERLIN for speakers & attendees courtesy of Sweet Ethics, FNB, & Raw Food Feasters)

Wednesday, April 10th – Daniel Boone Columbia Public Library 7.00 – 8.00 pm

Presentation by Author: The Exultant Ark: A Pictorial Tour of Animal Pleasure (University of California Press)

-Dr. Jonathan Balcombe – Author, Educator, lecturer (Washington DC)

Thursday, April 11th COLUMBIA ART LEAGUE

Presentation in tandem with Art Show ‘Edible’ 6.00 – 8.00 pm

-Dr. Jonathan Balcombe – Author, Professor HSU, Lecturer (Washington DC)

Music provided by Sutu Forte’

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