Agriculture, Ethics, and Personal Choice
Oregon boasts a multibillion-dollar agricultural economy that includes both industrial agriculture and small-scale efforts such as community supported agriculture memberships, farmers' markets, and community gardens. These smaller, community-based efforts are on the rise as means to nurture community and create local and autonomous food systems. In this conversation, author Kristy Athens will ask participants to think about the impact of their food choices. Are these choices as consequential as consumers would like them to be? Does “voting with your dollars” significantly shape our agricultural systems?
Kristy Athens | Enterprise
Kristy Athens is the author of Get Your Pitchfork On!: The Real Dirt on Country Living (Process Media, 2012). She considers herself “bi-cultural” with urban and rural living, and has traveled extensively across Oregon. She has an MS in food systems and society from Marylhurst University and lives in Wallowa County.