America's most influential farmer speaks at ACU

Posted March 29, 2011

Joel Salatin, "America's Most Influential Farmer," will visit the ACU campus on Thursday, March 31 to discuss the importance of supporting localized food systems for better health. The program, entitled "Just Food," will feature topics mentioned in the documentary, "Food, Inc."

"Food is central to our health and well being," says Dr. Dwayne Harapnuik, ACU's director of faculty enrichment. "People like Joel Salatin challenge us to consider the social and community impact of how our food is produced. It is exciting to see how ACU's commitment to being exceptional, innovative and real extends into the realm of everyday life – even to how we think about the food we eat."

Events on Thursday include:

  • Just Food" Farmers Market in Moody Coliseum with music by Pleasant Run Valley, 4:30 – 5 p.m.
  • The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer," by Joel Salatin in Moody Coliseum, 5 - 6 p.m. 
  • Joel Salatin book signing in Moody Coliseum, 6:15 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Organic food available at The Bean (special event pricing), 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Coffee House Community Forum in the Brown Library Atrium, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

"Just Food" is sponsored by the ACU Locavore Club, whose mission "is to promote the health, environmental, social, and spiritual benefits of locally-grown food, and to participate in sustainable, small-scale agricultural systems."

For more information about the "Just Food" event, contact Jonathan Camp at (325) 232-5861.