Jill's View from the Barns

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The "Beef Conversation"

To eat, or not to eat. That is the question—and one that we at Stone Barns Center are asked a lot. Isn’t it better for the planet to swear off beef? Or should we consume more burgers and steaks, but only if they’re grassfed?

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Gratitude for Founder David Rockefeller

Honoring the vision, leadership and legacy of Stone Barns Center's founder, David Rockefeller.

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Farming for the Future

Two of the most defining challenges of our time are how we choose to feed ourselves and how we choose to deal with climate change. Both are profoundly linked, and both have fundamental consequences for our collective future.  | learn more

Jane Black on Food & Ag

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An (In)convenient Truth

Jane Black on the role of convenience foods in United States food culture.  | learn more

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Growing Good Policy in the Trump Era

Jane Black on agricultural policy, rural America and the president-elect.  | learn more

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Indigenous Inspiration

Jane Black on the culinary comeback of indigenous foods and the Native American chefs who are leading the way.  | learn more

Change Makers

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Kirschenmann Lecture: Ricardo Salvador

Watch Ricardo Salvador's 2017 Kirschenmann Lecture presentation entitled "Gambling Humanity's Future: War, Cheating and Agriculture."  | learn more

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2017 Stone Barns Exchange Fellowship

The Stone Barns Exchange Fellowship is an interdisciplinary program designed to connect change-makers from different sectors of the food system, immerse them in the principles of agroecology and farm-driven cuisine, and focus them on strategies for accelerating food system change.

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Digging Deeper: Seven Questions with Mark Schatzker