Farm to Summer: Ag-vocating for Parks and Rec in the Farm Bill

Includes a Live Event on 06/07/2018 at 2:30 PM (EDT)

imageThe Agricultural Act of 2014, also known as the Farm Bill, is up for re-authorization – and here at NRPA, we see this as an exciting opportunity ripe for the picking! Park and recreation agencies across the nation are already working to combat summer hunger and increase accessibility to fresh, locally-grown food by working with local farmers. The Farm Bill re-authorization offers a unique opportunity for Congress to recognize the role local park and recreation agencies can play in creating and enhancing community food systems. Join the NRPA Public Policy Team as we showcase park and recreation agencies’ incredible farm-to-summer programming, tools and resources provided by the US Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School team, and how the Farm Bill could mean new opportunities for positioning park and recreation agencies as key local agricultural partners. 

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Kate Clabaugh

Senior Government Affairs Manager, National Recreation and Park Association

Kate Clabaugh joined NRPA in May 2017 and manages our advocacy work related to health and wellness policy priorities, including nutrition, healthcare, and education. Kate previously worked for the national anti-hunger organization, the Food Research and Action Center, working with Congress to protect and expand access to the federal nutrition programs. 

Jayni Rassmussen (Moderator)

Advocacy & Outreach Manager, National Recreation and Park Association

Jayni Rasmussen is the Advocacy and Outreach Manager for the National Recreation and Park Association. She manages the Public Policy's team's advocacy initiatives, including the Park Champion campaign. Prior to NRPA, Jayni worked at Ocean Conservancy, where she coordinated advocacy and outreach efforts both on Capitol Hill and on the ground to garner support for ocean health policy. Jayni is a graduate of Kent State University, where she received her B.A. in Political Science.

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