October 17, 2013
A panel discussion comparing large and small farms will be the focus of the Food Dialogues on October 24, Food Day, according to an AG Professional article, available here
The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) announced the moderator and panelists for the discussion: “Farm Size: Does it Really Matter?”
The panel, moderated by noted food author and Bloomberg News reporter Alan Bjerga, includes:
Leah Beyer, Farmer, Shelby County, Ind.
Jamie Cruz, Owner/Grower, Springdell Farm, Littleton, Mass.
Michael Jacobson, Founder, Food Day and Executive Director, CSPI
Lori Renzi, Vice President, Brand Strategy and Development, Charlie Baggs Culinary Innovations
Bruce Rominger, Farmer, Rominger Brothers Farm, Winters, Calif.
Michael Swanson, Ag Economist, Wells Fargo Bank
The panel discussion is planned for 2 hours beginning at 1:00 p.m. EDT and will stream live online at www.FoodDialogues.com.


Bob Stallman, chairman of the USFRA and president of the American Farm Bureau Federation said, “This is one of our strongest panels yet and it’s fitting since they’ll be examining one of the hottest topics in the agricultural community: farm size. The purpose of the Food Dialogues event is to join in the balanced discussions on provocative topics, like farm size, and our goal is to create a conversation that examines this subject from all angles.”