National Conference

The Faith, Food and Environment Project

Can agricultural leadership–and society in general–agree on a set of principles regarding the common good and stewardship of creation?

Can we produce a sufficient supply of food while ensuring the vitality of the natural environment for generations to come?

Is it possible to go deeper into the humanity of agriculture by upholding the dignity of human work and affirming the nobleness of the vocation of farming?

We believe so, and therefore have articulated a set of moral guidelines for the vocation of agriculture in the 21st century. Agriculture faces a constant challenge: how to produce a sufficient supply of food while ensuring the vitality of the natural environment for generations to come. Public policy and market mechanisms set the stage, but a moral set of principles can guide those in their agricultural calling for the good of all.

What is Faith, Food and the Environment?

Faith, Food and the Environment is an initiative exploring the state of agriculture and asks whether the nations of the world are on a sustainable path in how food and agricultural goods are produced. It also affirms the vocation of farming as a God-given calling with certain moral privileges and responsibilities.

The internationally acclaimed document, Vocation of the Agricultural Leader, the fruit of the initiative, outlines these principles that integrate faith, food and the environment in agriculture.

The National Conference

We are hosting a national conference, A Noble Vocation: Integrating Faith, Food and the Environment, as a platform for presentations and panel discussions on the themes presented in the Vocation of the Agricultural Leader, as well as a center for discussion amongst the many types of people in attendance from all over the country who are interested in the topic.

At a Glance

Date: March 21-23, 2018

Location: Woulfe Alumni Hall, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota

Who: Everyone is welcome.

Click here for more details and to register. We look forward to seeing you there!