Summit Agenda - April 23, 2009

Opening Remarks

Dr. John Anderson, President, Alfred State College

Setting the Scene

Andrew Gunther, Program Director, Animal Welfare Approved

Lunch Speaker

Greg Bowman, Communications Manager, Rodale Institute

Panel One: The Demand

  • Moderator: Bob Lewis, New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets
  • Patrick Martins and Jeremy Hirsch, Heritage Foods USA
  • Bill Telepan, Telepan Restaurant
  • Nicholas D'Agostino III, D'Agostino Supermarkets
  • David Schuttenberg, Cabrito Restaurant
  • Tom Massara, Auxiliary Campus Enterprises and Services


  • Judith LaBelle, President, Glynwood
  • Dr. Don Tobias, Extension Executive Director, Cornell University Cooperative Extension-NYC, NY MarketMaker


Panel Two: Farmer's Needs

  • Moderator: Martha Goodsell, Fallow Hollow Deer Farm
  • Charlie Emerson, Emerson's Maple Farm
  • Mary-Howell and Klaas Martens, Lakeview Organic Grain
  • Charles Deichmann, Willow Creek Farm
  • Ivan Davis, Owner, Grizzly's Custom Cutting


  • Mike A. Faupel, Program Manager, Applied Sustainability Center, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Patricia Whisnant, President, American Grassfed Association


Panel Three: Linking Consumers and Farmers

  • Moderator: Dr. Miguel Gomez, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
  • Tom Sleight, Executive Director, New York Farm Viability Institute
  • Steven Holzbaur, Consultant, Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship, Inc. (CADE)
  • Tom Tolputt, Founder, Cornish River Valleys Meat

Closing Remarks

Dr. J.H. Bahn, National Program Leader, USDA Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES)