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JBF Food Conference 2015: Don Bustos, Duskie Estes, and Tyrone Thompson on Crops and Communities

Maggie Borden

Maggie Borden

November 18, 2015


Continuing our coverage of the recent JBF Food Conference, we’re highlighting some of the most dynamic speakers and panels from our two-day, wide-ranging discussion of the future of food. 

What do you get when you put a farmer, a sustainably minded chef, and a FoodCorps member together? A nuanced discussion of the challenges and victories of getting consumers reinvested in the land and have a stake in what’s on their plates. 2015 JBF Leadership Award recipient Don Bustos joined chef Duskie Estes and FoodCorps service member Tyrone Thompson to talk about engaging communities not just as informed diners, but also as empowered participants in their local agriculture. Watch the video above to learn how farming cultivates far more than just crops for harvest. 
Check out our livestream archive for more from the 2015 JBF Food Conference.