Symposium Location – Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center, Madison, Wisconsin
Wisconsin was carefully selected as the site of this year’s symposium because of the recent spate of actions taken against Wisconsin raw dairy producers and their customers. Wisconsin, as the 2nd largest dairy state in the union, and the state with the most small dairies, is a crucial state for raw milk activists and defenders to “dig in” against the erosion of their consumer rights.
Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) through creative interpretation of law, and legislators through ill-advised legislation, want to ensure that raw milk never passes consumers’ lips – by harassing the farmers that produce it – all in the name of “public and food safety”.
That’s why this symposium, at this time, in this state is so important.
We’ll begin by hearing the personal stories of Wisconsin producers, Wayne and Kay Craig and raw milk consumer activist, Emily Matthews. Sally Fallon Morell and Dr. Ted Beals will delve into the science of raw milk nutrients, microflora and benefits. Then, we’ll step back and see the role of raw milk from an international perspective with speakers from Germany and Slovenia.
German biodynamic academic researcher Prof. Dr. Ton Baars will describe his research exploring unique raw milk healing properties and Syliva Onusic, Ph.D. will illustrate what enlightened leadership in other countries are embracing on behalf of their citizen’s health. We’ll hear from the lawyer defending Wisconsin farmers, Elizabeth Rich, Esq., who will discuss the legal distinction between the public good and the private right which will set the stage for the grand finale.
Michael Schmidt, in a rare public appearance (outside of the Canadian courtrooms), will kick off the highlight of the symposium and introduce “Joining in the Battle for Food Rights” panel discussion, moderated by the champion of raw milk rights, revolutionary blogger David Gumpert.
This is THE symposium to attend this year. Your attendance is IMPORTANT and NECESSARY. Don’t think you can stay at home on Saturday, April 10th. You are needed.
Raw milk producers and their consumers, grass based farmers fed up with the low commodity milk prices looking for alternatives, folks that have seen healthier days, Future Farmers of America wanting to check out the buzz about direct sales of raw milk, constitutional scholars and lawyers looking for work that makes a difference, mother and fathers looking for answers to their children’s chronic health and obesity problems, college students cutting classes and stumbling into some life changing information, new couples considering having family, doctors and dentists interested in pragmatic prevention based solutions, teachers and parents concerned with sugared milk in school lunches and YOU!
In particular – we extend a special invitation of free registration to any employee of these Wisconsin agencies – the Governor’s office, Wisconsin Senate and House of Representatives, DATCP and Wisconsin Raw Milk Board appointees, and we’d be happy to take your registration personally, at 703-208-3276.
- Prof. Dr. Anthonie (Ton) Baars (biodynamic research, academics)
- Ted Beals, M.S., M.D. (medicine, pathology and microbiology)
- Wayne Craig, B.S. and Kay Craig, M.S. (producer’s perspective)
- David E. Gumpert (noted author and blogger)
- Pete Kennedy, Esq. (raw milk legal authority)
- Emily Matthews, RN (consumer’s perspective)
- Mark McAfee (entrepreneur, trail blazer)
- Sally Fallon Morell, M.A. (Founder, A Campaign for Real Milk)
- Sylvia P. Onusic Ph.D. (international raw milk perspective)
- Elizabeth Gamsky Rich, Esq. (Wisconsin raw milk legal authority)
- Michael Schmidt (Canadian pioneer of legal cow-shares)
- Tim Wightman (American pioneer of legal cow-shares)