Symposium 2017-18 LogoFood Symposium 2017-18

Friday, March 23, 2018
The Shaw Center - Carol Hall




Every spring, the Graceland University Food Symposium event brings together a diversity of voices that speak on economic, social, or environmental issues as they relate to our food systems. This Lamoni campus, all-day event is open to everyone: alumni, local community members, and those who make up the GU campus.  

There is a $25 attendance fee for non-students that goes directly to supporting the Sustainability Program (to learn more about the Sustainability Program click here). 


8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Registration and morning refreshments
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Session I: Amy Nelms "A Food System For All"
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Session II: Dr. Bob Hartzler "Dicamba Research and Implications for Iowa Food Production"
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Session III: Tabitha Watson & Jerome Reimers "Campus Kitchen Project & Launch"
                    ***Presentation in memory of Jim Shaw.
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Keynote: Allie Wist "A Conversation on the Topic of Flooded"
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Session V: Bill Menner "How Food Systems and Local Economies Are Linked "
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Session VI: Dr. Kristin Seemuth Whaley "Mealtime Morality: Why What We Eat Matters"