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2010 Kutztown University Agricultural Forum: The SPEAKERS

Resources to accompany the February 20, 2010 screening of Food, Inc. and panel discussion featuring local growers and agricultural experts

Post-movie discussion panelists

Tim Stark runs Eckerton Hill Farm, an organic operation in Hamburg known widely for its tomatoes.  He is author of the book Heirloom: Notes From an Accidental Tomato Farmer.

Riding Shotgun With Tim Stark  CommonSense2

Heirloom Tomato Farmer Finds Beauty In the Ugly  National Public Radio


Barb Dietrich and her husband Mike are owners of Oley Valley Organics. Both Kutztown University graduates, their farm was selected for a 2010 PATH to Organic grant.

Buy local with Oley Valley Organics  Boyertown Area Times

Bake ovens provide a taste of the past, one loaf of bread at a time  Reading Eagle


PA State Rep. David Kessler, 130th District, represents the Oley Valley and has crafted several pieces of legislation designed to promote responsible land stewardship.  His PATH to Organic program helps growers refine production practices to achieve USDA organic certification.

About Representative Kessler

PennFuture interview with Rep. Kessler about his ag initiatives (2009)


Dr. Martine Scannavino is Assistant Professor in the department of Nutrition at Cedar Crest College and Associate Director of the Allen Center for Nutrition, a community outreach organization.  She also sits on the Wellness Committee of the Allentown School district.

Dr. Scannavino's web page


Mena Hautau is a Penn State Cooperative Extension Senior Educator.

Biographical sketch  Reading Eagle  

Personal page  PSU Cooperative Extension