Healthy Issues

Healthy Issues

Healthy Issues

A Midwest Homecoming Conference Session

Individual presentations from the Health Issues session were:

I. A New Tool for Healing

The Consumer Guide to Locally Produced Livestock Products captures detailed farm information and supporting content to improve health care providers' access to local, pasture-raised livestock products. Learn how reaching out to health care professionals offers a new model for increasing community support for local producers. 
Sally K. Norton, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

 II. Eat Healthy Rebate Program

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This collaboration between an insurance company and a Madison CSA coalition allows households to receive a cash rebate for buying a share from a participating farm. Receive an overview of the program's history and discuss the potential for replication elsewhere. 
Kathryne Auerback, Physicians Plus Insurance Corp.
David Perkins, Vermont Valley Community Farm
Laura Brown, Madison Area CSA Coalition

 III. Indigenous Seed-Saving

The Dream of Wild Health, a holistic American Indian approach, seeks to regenerate near-extinct indigenous foods by sharing corn heirloom seeds with tribal and urban Indian groups. Learn the group's goals to improve health and preserve ancient growing methods. 
Kara Ferguson and Sally Auger, Dream of Wild Health

This session was part of the national SARE conference A Midwest Homecoming, held August 15-17, 2006 in Oconomowoc, Wisc.

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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.