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October 20 - 22, 2014
Hilton Lexington Downtown, Lexington, Kentucky



"Great resources and new contacts that can inform my work back home..."

-Participant, AFT's 2006 National Conference

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Farmland, Food and Livable Communities

Lexington, Kentucky - October 20-22, 2014


American Farmland Trust's National Conference


Kentucky’s agricultural leaders are working with American Farmland Trust staff to design a national conference program around topics and issues of importance in farmland protection, food systems, the next generation of farmers and ranchers, and women in agriculture.

Local Host Committee


Billy Van Pelt - Committee Chair

Billy Van Pelt Consulting

Libby Jones

American Farmland Trust Board of Directors

Kristen Branscum

Kentucky Department of Agriculture

Maggie Keith

Fox Hollow Farm 

Carolyn Gahn

Community Farm Alliance

Louie Rivers, Jr.

Kentucky State University

Vice Mayor Linda Gorton

Lexington, Kentucky

Mackenzie Royce

Bluegrass Conservancy

John-Mark Hack

Local Food Association

Knox van Nagell

Fayette Alliance

Holly Harris VonLuehrte

Kentucky Department of Agriculture

Theresa Zawacki

Louisville Metro Public Health & Wellness

Carrie Johnson

Fayette County Farm Bureau











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