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Joel Salatin of Food, Inc. documentary to speak at NOVA-Loudoun Food Day

WHO: “Agri-Guru” and Polyface Farm Proprietor Joel Salatin, who will be introduced by Farm-to-Fork Frederick Founder Miriam Nasuti

WHEN: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

WHERE: Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun, 21200 Campus Dr., Sterling, Va.

WHAT: NOVA-Loudoun’s Food Day 2014.

This event will be hosted by NOVA’s student Environment and Sustainability Club, the Loudoun Green Team and will include a day focused on local food sourcing, sustainability and what is happening with agriculture in Loudoun. It is part of National Food Day, Oct. 24.

9 a.m. Welcome

  • Miriam Nasuti, Farm-to-Fork projects
  • Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm

11:30 a.m. Food Sustainability Expo

12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Food and Sustainability Issues

  • Miriam Nasuti, Farm-to-Fork projects
  • Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm
  • Kellie Boles, Loudoun Economic Development (Agriculture)
  • Diane Mucci, professor of biotechnology, NOVA

2:15 p.m. Meet and Greet for all participants

Joel Salatin is a third generation family farmer working his land in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley with his wife, Teresa, son Daniel, daughter Rachel and their families. The Salatin Polyface Farm, an organic grass-fed farm, services more than 3,000 families, 10 retail outlets and 50 restaurants through on-farm sales and metropolitan buying clubs. Salatin is author of nine books.

Media Contact: Kathy Thompson | 703.764.0896 | kthompson@nvcc.edu

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.