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#HeiferTogether Live Chat: Why Smallholder Farmers are the Answer to Resilient Food and Farming Systems
Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman will join Heifer International President and CEO Pierre Ferrari to discuss why government support is critical to scaling up sustainable, small-scale farms that can help build a more resilient food and farming system in times of crisis.

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Jun 2, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dan Glickman
Executive director of theCongressional Program @The Aspen Institute
an Glickman is the Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Congressional Program, a nongovernmental, nonpartisan educational program for members of the United States Congress. The program provides lawmakers with a stronger grasp of critical public policy issues by convening high-level conferences and breakfast meetings in which legislators are brought together with internationally-recognized academics, experts and leaders to study the issues and explore various policy alternatives. He served as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from March 1995 until January 2001. Under his leadership, the Department administered farm and conservation programs; modernized food safety regulations; forged international trade agreements to expand U.S. markets; and improved its commitment to fairness and equality in civil rights.
Pierre Ferrari
President and CEO @Heifer International
Pierre Ferrari joined Heifer International in 2010 with more than 40 years of business experience. He worked for many years at Coca-Cola USA, before deciding in 1995 to focus his energies and business acumen on social issues. Ferrari is a current board member of the Small Enterprise Assistance Fund and Global Impact. Ferrari is also a former chair and current board member of Ben and Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream. He received a master’s degree in economics from The University of Cambridge and a Master's of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.