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America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital Speakers Series: Healthy Soils for a Healthy Life

Keynote provided by Daphne Miller; panel discussion to follow where Daphne will be joined by Bruce German and Kate Scow, facilitated by Tom Tomich. Free lunch will be provided during the registration time from 11-12. Books will be available for purchase and author signature following the event.

Each year we have the opportunity to celebrate World Food Day and renew our pledge to end hunger and malnutrition. World Food Day is October 16, the day that the UN Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) was established, and the FAO declared 2015 to be the International Year of Soils: Health Soils for a Healthy Life ( 

Date: October 16, 2015

Time: Doors open at 11:00 am

Location: Beuhler Alumni Center, AGR Room - 530 Alumni Lane, Davis 95616

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This event is for ALL AGES.

The Farm to Fork Speakers Series will host an exploration of how soil and farm health impact human health to celebrate World Food Day. The event will be headlined by Daphne Miller, a medical doctor and author of several books including Farmacology, which moves “beyond the simple concept of “food as medicine” and introduces us to the critical idea that it’s the farm where that food is grown that offers us the real medicine.” Farmacology chronicles Daphne’s ventures in to the practices that make for healthy farm products, and the insights she drew to human health based on her experience as a medical practitioner. 

Professors Bruce German and Kate Scow will share the stage with Daphne to present scientific perspectives on (respectively) soil microbiology and the gut microbiome, and the panel discussion and audience questions will be facilitated by Prof Tom Tomich.

Sponsored By:

  • California Rice Commission
  • UC Davis


  • Food Literacy Center
  • Valley Vision
  • World Food Center 

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