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Field to Fork


A partnership of the BS Nursing, Agricultural Business and Dietetic Technician Programs
Fall 2010

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Morrisville State College is hosting "Field to Fork in Central New York," a public educational event on food systems and how they impact our health.

The event begins Nov. 11 and ends on Nov. 16, and includes a number of presentations, a writing contest, meals made with local foods, a panel discussion and a film viewing. Entry is free, with the exception of the Mustang Alley local cuisine meal, costing $4.75 plus tax.

These events are sponsored by the Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation (MAC) and a partnership of the Baccalaureate Nursing & Agricultural Business Programs.

Food Writing Contest - November 11-16:

Led by Professor Tim Gerken. Sponsored by MSC Humanities Department of the School of Liberal Arts. View Contest Rules (PDF)

"Factory to Fryer: No Fork Required” Art Show – November 11-16

Located in Butcher Library

Thursday, November 11 Events/Participants:

  • Presentation: "The Public's Perception of Agriculture - Helping Producers with Public Speaking" Speaker: Mrs. Barbara Silvestri, Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) Program Coordinator, NYS Department of Agriculture. Sponsored by MSC Agricultural Business Faculty
    3 - 5 p.m. STUAC Theater
  • Art Show Reception: "Factory to Fryer: No Fork Required"
    4 - 5:45 p.m. Butcher Library
  • Viewing of the movie Food, Inc., the 2009 Academy Award Nominee for "Best Documentary Feature." Sponsored by MSC CAB, the Baccalaureate Student Nursing Association, & BS Nursing
    6 - 9 p.m. STUAC Theater

Tuesday, November 16 Events/Participants:

  • Tour the Dairy Complex, Methane Digester and Hydroponics System. Open to the public as well as students.
    2 p.m.
  • Presentation: "Assuring A Healthy Food System Through Animal Agriculture"
    Speaker: Julie Berry, Executive Director NY Animal Agriculture Coalition. Sponsored by MSC Agricultural Business Faculty
    4 - 5 p.m. STUAC Theater
  • Worlds Fare in Mustang Alley
    Complete meal featuring foods from the display cooking, made with local foods. Mustang Alley Executive Chef, Rebecca Dowsland. Sponsored by Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation.
    4 - 8 p.m. STUAC - Worlds Fare in Mustang Alley
  • Display Cooking with Samples of Menu Featuring Local Foods.
    Mustang Ally Executive Chef, Rebecca Dowsland. Sponsored by Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation.
    5 - 6 p.m. STUAC Lobby
  • MSC Student Poster Displays from: BS Nursing, Ag Business, Ag Science, Dairy Management & Dietetic Technician Programs & the BSNA Poster presentations and educational displays from local farmers/community members.
    5 - 6 p.m. STUAC Lobby
  • Panel Presentation: "Rethinking Health: Field to Fork In Central New York"
    Moderator: Wyatt Galusky; Keynote: Eric Faisst, Public Health Director of Madison County DOH; Becca Jablonski, Cornell Cooperative Extension; Shawn Bossard, MSC Farm Manager; Nannette Cowen, MSC BS Nursing; Joan Nicholson, MSC Dietetic Technician Program. Event is free, but Registration is required for planning. Register by Friday, Nov 12th: Registration Form
    6:30 – 9 p.m. STUAC Theater

For more information, contact:

Eryn A. Ossont
(315) 662-7386