We are absolutely delighted to have, Robyn O'Brien, an amazing advocate of organic ag speak with us on Tuesday, May 25th. Robyn O'Brien has spent her entire career in food and ag. Named after a farmer, her work is deeply personal to her. Her background in finance and work in the food industry over the last twenty years have afforded her unique insight into the changing landscape of our food system, how it is impacting farmers, and what we can do to ensure not only a healthy food system, but also financial resiliency for our growers.
As a mother of four, she also recognizes how incredibly important farming is for the next generation. Robyn will discuss farmer debt levels, the financial extraction that occurs under the agrochemical model, and the opportunities that regenerative, organic agriculture play in restoring not only soil healthy but also profitability on farms.
If you haven't already seen Robyn's infamous Austin TED Talk, that has over 1.2 million views on YouTube, where she shares her story of why the conventional food industry is failing us, definitely check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rixyrCNVVGA&t=12s Robyn brings insight, compassion and detailed analysis to her research into the impact that the global food system is having on our health, as well as the health of our children.