Food Dialogues Transparency Panel- Featuring NC’s Bo Stone

As part of the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance panel discussion in Chicago,  “TRANSPARENCY AND FOOD: OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO TODAY’S CONSUMER.” was discussed. The event took place at Kendall College School of Cullinary Arts.

Panelists included Ellie Krieger, moderator, RD, host of Food Network’s Healthy Appetite, and New York Times best-selling cookbook author View Full Bio; Bo Stone, Farmer, P & S Farms, Rowland, NC; Gene Kahn, Former President and CEO of Cascadian Farms; Brad Nelson, Marriott International Corporate Chef and Vice President of Culinary; Kathleen Merrigan, Former Deputy Secretary Dept. of Agriculture; David Fikes, Food Marketing Institute Vice President, Consumer/Community Affairs, Communications; Lynn Martz, farmer, Martz Family Farm, Maple Park, Ill.; Jayson Lusk, Oklahoma State University agriculture economist and author, “Food Police” and Jim Riddle, Organic Research Grants Coordinator, The Ceres Trust, and owner, Blue Fruit Farm.

You can watch the event here: is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.