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2013 No Farms No Food® Rally

 

Thank you for all who attended and supported this year’s Rally!

2013 No Farms No Food Rally Recap

“No Farms No Food Rally, a Reflection” by: Ed Yowell, Slow Food USA

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Click here to see pictures from the 2013 No Farms No Food Rally!

 

 

Unite with farmers, local foods advocates, community leaders and others who care about local farms and food at the State Capitol in Albany. Meet with state legislators and urge them to support funding and legislation to:

  • Strengthen New York’s Farm & Food Economy
  • Protect Farmland & the Environment
  • Increase Access to Locally Grown Food

AGENDA

Download the 2013 No Farms No Food® Rally Budget and Legislative Priorities [PDF]

Directions, Parking, Hotel and Important Information for the day of the event!

Map of the Concourse, Empire State Plaza

Bus

Round trip bus available from NYC to Albany! Click here to find out everything you need to know about riding the bus from NYC to Albany!

Thanks to generous support from Slow Food NYC and Food Systems NYC, we are able to offer 10 need-based bus scholarships for people taking the trip from Manhattan! For more information, contact us at newyork@farmland.org or call (518) 581-0078.

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Lobbying 101

New to political advocacy? Never lobbied a state legislator before? It’s easy, it’s fun and it’s effective! Take a crash course with the No Farms No Food Rally Training Tools on the Heritage Radio Network, a No Farms No Food Rally sponsor.

HRN_ORG_logoEpisode 41 – No Farms No Food Rally 2013 Part 1: Event Overview

Episode 42 – No Farms No Food Rally 2013 Part 2: AFT Priorities

Episode 43 – No Farms No Food Rally 2013 Part 3: Advocacy & Lobbying

 

Also, be sure to check out The Farm Report, a weekly program hosted by Heritage Radio Executive Director, Erin Fairbanks.

 

Don’t know who your New York State Senator or Assemblymember is? Use the links below to find out!

Who is my NYS Assemblyperson?

Who is my NYS Senator?

Member of the media? Download the event media advisory.

Join the Movement Online

Facebook.com/americanfarmlandtrustny
Twitter @FarmlandNY #nofarmsnofood

For more information call the New York State Field Office at (518) 581-0078 or e mail us at newyork@farmland.org

Read the testimony from American Farmland Trust New York Director David Haight for the Joint Legislative Hearings on the 2013-2014 Executive Budget Proposal (February 4, 2013)

Learn more about previous No Farms No Food® rallies:


Share the No Farms No Food® message with our advocacy toolkit

 

You can also download our advocacy tool to help you prepare for the rally!


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