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This event was one of the last things I wanted to make it to before leaving Florida, but unfortunately the cost to get to Tallahassee meant I had to miss it.  However, I was in touch with one of the orgs involved and a dear friend in NY passed this Press Release on to me, so I wanted to share a summary of what the event covered and how it went!

Putting Black History Month in Perspective:
Farmers, Students, Public Officials and Environmental Activists Connected the Pieces and Make Connections at Historic Summit on the campus of Florida A&M University

Tallahassee, FL – Last weekend (February 18-19, 2011) was a historic occasion at Florida A&M University (FAMU) as a cross-section of environmentalists from various sectors including the government, academia, nonprofit sector and community convened on campus to attend the “Embracing Our Traditions of Partnership” Summit.   The 2-day Summit sponsored by the Southeastern Green Network (SoGreen Network) connected a variety of people from a wide-range of fields in an effort to collectively frame an agenda that addresses sustainable agriculture and 1890 Land Grant institutions while re-connecting the resources of these universities for limited resource farmers – a majority of which are African-American.

 

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