Common Sense Democrats Expo - Regenerative Ag and Climate Change

“NO MORE BUSINESS AS USUAL” - It’s time we change our priorities!

Join IOA member Denise O'Brien, at the Gathering Room in Council Bluffs on Saturday, September 30th at 6:00pm, for the Common Sense Democrats educational and informative exposition, "No More Business as Usual", as she presents on fighting climate change with regenerative agriculture. 

Denise will be joined by an impressive slate of speakers discussing the many benefits of Industrial Hemp, solutions for Iowa's mental health crisis, and representatives from Iowa's Democratic Party. The evening will be hosted by Roger Petersen of the Common Sense Democrats, and end with comedian Dwayne Brown.

Join us in advocating for climate solutions and advancements for regenerative and organic agriculture in Iowa, ahead of this year's upcoming 2023 Farm Bill!

Featuring presentations on:

Fighting Climate Change: Regenerative Agriculture

Presenting – Denise O’Brien, co-owner of Rolling Acres Farm organic farming and member of the ‘Iowa Organic Association

Industrial Hemp: The Many Benefits

Presenting – Ken Meyers, President of South Dakota Industrial Hemp Association; Vice President of A.H. Meyer & Sons; d.b.a. ‘Complete Hemp Processing

The Mental Health Crisis: Solutions for Improvement

Presenting – Leslie Carpenter, Iowa Mental Health Advocacy and will be joined with NAMI representation

Also hear from Speakers:

  • Gregory T. Christensen, Vice Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party
  • Ryan Melton, Democrat, who is running for Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District
  • Josh Turek, Democrat, who is running for Iowa’s House District 20
  • Amy Brown, of Better Ballot Iowa will be there to discuss Rank Choice Voting
  • Dwayne Brown, local comedian and personality, will be our master of ceremonies

The “Gathering Room” is next to the Thunderbowl, off of Madison Avenue in Council Bluffs.

Drop by, have a drink, and enjoy your evening with us!

Presented by The Common Sense Democrats

Please refer to the website for all the details…

September 30, 2023 at 6:00pm - 10pm
The Gathering Room
1900 Madison Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
United States
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