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Take Action at the Farm Bill Hackathon this Saturday!

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We all know we should try to buy organic, visit our neighborhood’s rooftop farms, and other noble activities, but how many of us actually understand the larger agricultural picture these very small pieces play into? Very few, but mostly because it can be a very big, confusing mess.

Food+Tech Connect and Gojee are going to try to fix this this Saturday by bringing together journalists, technologists, designers, policy makers,  food data specialists, and YOU to develop tools and visualizations that help the public better understand how the crux of this agroscene, the Farm Bill, influences what we eat, how much it costs, and how our food is grown.

Over the course of 12 hours, participants will work together to produce tools or graphics that news media and organizations can use to convey the complexities and relevance of the Farm Bill to the public. That means little old you will be creating data that will be useful to higher-ups and lower-downs alike. AND you can call yourself a Hacker!

There will also be informative talks and prizes like dinners at Telepan, Red Rooster Harlem, and Northern Spy Company. Learn more HERE and register at

Farm Bill Hackathon
FREE. Saturday, December 3rd 8:30AM-9:30PM.
at Cookstr (86 Chambers Street 7th Floor)
[Financial District]

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Jill S.

Jill S.

Jill is an Ohio native and Boston University graduate who refuses to stop saying "pop" and wearing her Red Sox gear despite being heckled for doing so since moving to Brooklyn. She's been honing her thrifty ways since doing that silly thing people talk about when they ignore reason to follow their hearts and chose a career in the fulfilling but faltering music industry. She earns her beer money as a publicist and writer, and spends her spare time cooking, biking, and trying to decide if she's ready to get a cat.