Conrad Cable is from Marion, Louisiana. Since he was 9 years old, he and his family have grown food together. With his brother, Conrad co-owns and operates Current Farms, which is going into its third year as a vendor at the Ruston Farmers Market. After graduating from ULM with a B.A. in English, Conrad now focuses on Permaculture advocacy and has dedicated himself to the future of sustainably produced, local food.

Topic: Growing Community, Saturday, March 9th, 10:30 – 12:00 noon.

Join us at the Back to Your Roots: Sustainable Agriculture Masterclass on Saturday, March 9th, from 10:30-12:00 AM for “Growing Community”. Registered dietitian, Valerie Costanza, will present “The Health Benefits of Eating Local”. Certified Yoga instructor and educator, Elizabeth Griffon, will speak on “Sowing Joy (and Community) with Goga”, and Conrad Cable will put forth his vision of organized local food production with “The Greater Ouachita Grower’s Network”. These three speakers will offer a full circle experience of local food and health perspectives, from educating the public, to the local production and consumption that creates our food web.