Leading Urban Farming Authority to Lecture at CSU, Chico, Feb. 7
The Butte County Farm Bureau and the CSU, Chico College of Agriculture are pleased to present Will Allen as guest lecturer on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the BMU Auditorium. The son of a sharecropper, former professional basketball player, ex-corporate sales leader and now farmer, Allen is the founder and CEO of Growing Power Inc., a farm and community food center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Allen is widely considered the leading authority in the expanding field of urban agriculture, promoting the belief that all people, regardless of their economic circumstances, should have access to fresh, safe, affordable and nutritious foods at all times.
Allen is the author of The Good Food Revolution, the story of his personal journey, the lives he has touched, and a grassroots movement that is changing the way our nation eats. In May 2010, Time magazine named Will to the Time 100 World’s Most Influential People.
Allen will lecture in the BMU at 10 a.m. on February 7, followed by a book signing at 11 a.m. There is no charge to attend the lecture and seating will be on a first come-first served basis. For more information, please email questions to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.