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Source: Farm to Table International Symposium news release

Registration for the First Annual Farm to Table International Symposium (F2Ti) is now open at the following site:

F2Ti will take place August 2-4 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and will feature the brightest thought leaders and leading practitioners in the burgeoning farm-to-table movement. F2Ti will explore the cultivation, distribution, and consumption of food and drink sourced locally to globally.

Topics will include farming and aquaculture, fisheries, sustainability, social and digital interactive media, food security and safety, food law and policy, food science and GMO, artisanal and slow food and drink, and fair trade.

F2Ti yesterday announced its first keynote speaker, former Texas Agriculture Commissioner and longtime champion of the farm to table movement, Jim Hightower. A popular public speaker who is fiery and funny, Hightower's immense experience in both agriculture and politics makes his presence at F2Ti truly invaluable.

Hightower's expertise will complement his fellow F2Ti keynote speakers from varying industries, who will be announced in the coming weeks.

F2Ti is designed to facilitate education and collaboration among chefs, mixologists, culinary professionals; restaurateurs; researchers, academics and policymakers; legal and financial professionals; farmers and other agricultural professionals; food and drink writers, publishers and media; slow food advocates and beverage enthusiasts; brewers, distillers, vintners, and distributors; Farmers Markets, Urban Farms; nutritionists and other health professionals; and anyone with an interest in the farm-to-table movement.

F2Ti is produced by the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in partnership with the SoFAB Institute and will occur annually coinciding with the Louisiana Restaurant Association's 60th Annual Louisiana Foodservice & Hospitality EXPO.

To register, or for more information about the First Annual Farm to Table International Symposium, please visit

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