Organic for Good Health: Protecting the farmer, regenerating the farm, enhancing our environment and nurturing our communities.
Many of us come to the organic movement because of health -- whether in the field or in the kitchen. Understanding where our food comes from (a farmstead 20 miles down the road or from thousands of miles away), or how it was produced (using biological and natural methods or synthetic herbicides, pesticides, hormones and antibiotics) is so important to sustaining our own health, but also regenerating a healthy, functioning ecosystem for generations to come.
We are excited to welcome two notable food-agriculture-health advocates as keynotes for this year’s Annual Meeting. Both Angela Tedesco and Dr. Andy Nish will provide their perspectives and experiences about the value and importance of organic for good health.
Angela is an organic farmer, sustainable farming advocate and author of Finding Turtle Farm: My Twenty-Acre Adventure in Community Supported Agriculture. Angela will share about her passion and purpose for organic farming and food and health. Books will be for sale at the event.
Dr. Andy Nish
Dr. Nish is the current Medical Director of the John Stoddard Cancer Center. He has dedicated his medical career to learning and teaching about the impact of food on human health and how current agricultural practices impact the health of people, animals, our food systems, and the environment.
Join IOA for our Annual Meeting, where organic supporters gather to connect, network, and help strengthen Iowa’s organic movement.
Local-organic meal, cash bar and prize drawings throughout the evening. Please RSVP to attend.
- No cost to members, e-mail or call Olga 515-412-4802
- $25 for non-members, RSVP below
-- AGENDA --
3:00 p.m. - Reception & Book Signing
3:30 p.m. - IOA Update and Business Meeting
4:00 p.m. - Angela Tedesco
5:00 p.m. - Break for networking and meal
6:00 p.m. - Dr. Andy Nish
7:00 p.m. - Adjourn
1700 Big Bluestem Dr
Marion, IA 52302
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