JBF Leadership Award Winner Wendell Berry


To share some of last week's inspiring JBF Leadership Awards ceremony with you, we've been posting videos of all our 2012 honorees as they accept their awards, as well as their contributions to our third annual JBF Food Conference. Today we present Wendell Berry (farmer, poet, and author, 
Lanes Landing Farm), whose acceptance speech—and introductions by JBF board of trustees chair Emily Luchetti and White House chef and senior policy advisor Sam Kass—is shown in the video above. In the video below, you'll find his talk at the conference: "A Fifty-Year Farm Bill."



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Wendell Berry at the JBF Food Conference


Here's farmer, poet, and author Wendell Berry speaking at today's food conference, which examined the role of trust in our food system. In his talk, Berry, who was also honored at last night's JBF Leadership Awards, presents his vision for a 50-year Farm Bill.


We'll be posting more footage from the conference tomorrow. You can also see all of the archived videos here.

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Meet JBF Leadership Award Winner Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry (photo by Pam Spaulding)


The 2012 James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards are just one day away! In our final countdown to tomorrow's festivities, we're introducing you to each of the five visionaries being honored for their outstanding contributions to creating a healthier, safer, and more sustainable food world. We've already filled you in on Dr. Kathleen Merrigan, Dr. Jason Clay, Tensie Whelan, and Malik Yakini—and today, we'd like you to meet:


Wendell Berry
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Test Your Eat-Q: The Farm Bill

Test your knowledge of the Farm Bill with this quiz from the James Beard Foundation


At next week's third annual JBF Food Conference, Wendell Berry, the father of the organic farming movement and a 2012 JBF Leadership Award honoree, will present his vision for a 50-year Farm Bill. If you plan on watching his presentation live on our website (details to come), brush up on your knowledge of this important legislation and the farming industry by taking our latest Eat-Q test.

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