2022 Dishing On the Farm Bill

You care about food. You care about farms. You care about clean water, healthy soils, and the well-being of your community. You’re concerned with the current state of our food system– the declining number of family farmers and the shift to corporate control– and you’re ready to join the movement for change. What can you do?

The answer is way more fun than you think!

This year, Congress is working on the  2023 Farm Bill– the major food and agriculture package that comes around about every 5 years. The Farm Bill determines funding for everything from food stamps to crop insurance and sets policies that will decide what type of food ends up on our plates and what type of farming practices are encouraged or discouraged. In order to ensure that local food and sustainable farming are a priority for the next 5 years, Congress needs to hear from us.

With five members of Congress from Illinois on the House and Senate Agriculture Committee, folks in our state have a unique opportunity to shape the future of food and farming in this country. Now is the time to grab your friends and speak up!

Dishing on the Farm Bill is your opportunity to:

  • build community with farmers and eaters in your district
  • share a locally sourced snack
  • learn some of the top food and agriculture priorities in the Farm Bill and how to take action

These events are free and open to members and non-members. We do ask that you register to attend the Dishing events  so that we can plan food and beverages.

Register now for Dishing on the Farm Bill Events Near You:

Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm in Ottawa, IL

Sunday, June 5th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Hazzard Free Farm, Pecatonica, IL 

Wednesday, June 15th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

More locations dropping soon!

  • TBA – Central IL 
  • TBA – Chicago area 
  • TBA – Metro East 
  • TBA – Southern IL

Agenda may vary by location. Once registered you will receive more details.