Matthew Fitzgerald and Andrew Bahrenburg
Friday Session I
As Congress works on the 2018 Farm Bill, how can you influence how the “sausage gets made”? Get an overview of the Farm Bill, and learn about the programs that will impact young, small-scale, and organic producers, and how you can have a voice in the process.
Matthew Fitzgerald is a partner in his family’s grain farm, Fitzgerald Organics, in central Minnesota. He is also a certified organic inspector. He has lobbied in Washington D.C., and Minnesota, on the 2018 Farm Bill and issues impacting beginning farmers.
Andrew Bahrenburg is the national policy director for the National Young Farmers Coalition. Previously, he served as a legislative aide in the U.S. House of Representatives before returning to his native Vermont to work on organic vegetable farms.