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Future Of Food Discussion With Agriculture Secretary

Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture:  This is an exciting, challenging opportunity to redefine the American economy, to address the serious issues with climate change, to be able to meet the moral responsibility we have to feed people. And I think if you make agriculture cool, you’re going to attract people to it and we won’t have quite the problem we have with replacing our producers as they age.


Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary: Floyd, Virginia

For the past 4 decades, Gunther Hauk has been researching, lecturing and educating on one of our most valuable resources—the honeybee!

As Executive Director & Head Apiarist of Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary, Gunther works alongside a dedicated team of experts and educators in picturesque Floyd, Virginia. The non-profit consists of 25 acres, perfectly surrounded by pastures, forest and an adjacent organic farm. On 13 acres reside over 30 hives, an orchard, vegetable garden and fields of perennials and annual bee forage including buckwheat, mustard, phacelia, sunflowers and clover.

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