Chestertown, MD, January 29, 2002 — The Washington College Center for the Environment and Society and the Chesapeake Fields Institute welcome Kathleen Merrigan speaking on "Ensuring Farming 'Welfare', Thursday, January 31, 2002, at 5 p.m. in 100 Goldstein Hall. Merrigan is the former Administrator of the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service and current Program Director and Assistant Professor at the Agriculture, Food and Environment graduate studies program at Tufts University School of Nutrition, Science and Policy, in Medford, MA.
Congress is putting the finishing touches on a 10-year, $171 billion farm bill. Merrigan will review provisions of the bill, discuss the politics (good and bad) and ask whether the people of Maryland are well served by federal agricultural policy.
The event is free and the public is invited to attend. For more information, call Andrew Stein at the Center for the Environment and Society, 410-810-7151.