Farm to Table 2013

Thanks to everyone who participated in the inaugural Farm to Table Symposium! We had a wonderful time, heard a lot of interesting discussions, and enjoyed meeting everyone who came out. We can't wait for next year!

The inaugural Farm To Table International Symposium (F2Ti) featured the brightest thought leaders and leading practitioners in the burgeoning farm-to-table movement. F2Ti explores the cultivation, distribution, and consumption of food and drink sourced locally to globally. Topics include farming and aquaculture, fisheries, sustainability, social and digital interactive media, food security and safety, food law and policy, food science and GMO, artisanal and slow food and drink, and fair trade. See our latest updates on Facebook and

The Symposium takes place in tandem with the Louisiana Restaurant Association’s Annual Foodservice & Hospitality EXPO, an event featuring related exhibits and attracting food and beverage professionals from across the country.

F2Ti is produced by the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in partnership with the SoFAB Institute. SoFAB documents and celebrates the food and drink of all cultures through exhibits, programming, and a range of media.


Video footage of each keynote address at the first annual Farm to Table International Symposium (F2Ti) is now available for viewing at

CLE participant? Papers and more material are available here. Contact for the password.

Check Twitter for #f2ti2013 updates and photos.

Many thanks to our fantastic featured speakers: William Yosses, the Executive Pastry Chef of the White House, Jim Hightower, a former Texas Agriculture Commissioner and longtime champion of the farm to table movement, David Binkle, the Executive Chef and Director of Food Services of the Los Angeles Unified School District, William Rubel, a passionate gardener, award-winning agricultural writer, and the Founder and Co-Editor of Stone Soup, and Mike Strain, the Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry.

Many thanks to our panelists for their thought provoking discussions. There were too many wonderful people to list here, but you can see the full schedule and all panelists here.