Farm Bill Policy Series

Hosted by the Wagner Food Policy Alliance and the Food Studies Graduate Society. Co-sponsored by the Wagner Policy Alliance.

The Farm Bill is a comprehensive piece of federal legislation that is slated for congressional discussion and approval in 2018.  The Wagner Food Policy Alliance (WFPA) and the Food Studies Graduate Society (FSGS) is hosting a series of three events covering topics related to the upcoming Farm Bill, including SNAP, farm subsidies, agricultural economics, and firsthand experiences with Farm Bill programs. These events will be hosted in November, December, and February.

Food, Farms, and the Social Safety Net: Farm Bill Then and Now

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Puck Building - 295 Lafayette Street, Rice Conference Room & Newman Reception Area, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10012

A panel of experts from the academic, government, non-profit, and advocacy sectors will speak about the Farm Bill and provide context for this upcoming legislative battle. Through multiple perspectives, we will host a comprehensive conversation about the challenges and possible outcomes of this complicated 2018 legislation.

Speakers include:

  • Daniel Reyes, NY Common Pantry
  • Maggie Dickinson, Food Safety Net Scholar and Assistant Professor at Guttman College
  • Pamela Koch, Director, Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, Columbia University

  • David DeVaughn, City Harvest


This panel will be moderated by Professor John Gershman of the Wagner School for Public Service.  The Q & A portion of the event will be moderated by WFPA board member, Maggie Andreoni.  

Wine and snacks will be served at this event.


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